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A novel approach to preventing adolescent smoking in schools
  1. N Varun
  1. Dr N Varun, Medical Assessment and Admissions Unit, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK; nsvarunkumar{at}yahoo.co.in

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Addiction can occur rapidly in young smokers with consequent health problems in later life. Valuable resources are wasted when school interventions are ineffective, underscoring the need for evidence-based interventions. Approaches are often school-based owing to consistent access to students, with peer-led programmes proposed as a way forward.

This cluster randomised controlled trial targeted children aged 12–13 years, …

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