As with many addictions, addicted to Smoking is much easier than to abandon it. However, many believe that the likelihood of becoming a smoker after the first cigarette is small. Statistics, however, suggests otherwise, said the experts from Queen Mary University in London.
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The experts summarized the results of the 2776 previous polls in which the participants, in particular, to report whether they smoked in the past. At least eight of these surveys, which have collectively attended by 216 thousand people were carried out so that the resulting painting can be called representative.
The majority of respondents said that at least once in your life try smoked one cigarette. Moreover, among those who smoked at least once, and 68.9 per cent subsequently used tobacco every day, at least for some time.
It is worth noting that this kind of research does not allow us to speak about a causal relationship between the identified phenomena. In other words, the fact that people vykhrivka at least one cigarette, more likely to be smokers, is not direct proof that the desire to smoke often begins with a desire “just to try”. However, the authors of scientific work tend to assume that their results quite significant. Based on these data specialists support taken to date, measures to ensure that young people are not “experimented” with cigarettes.
The study was published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
Recently another group of scientists got evidence that anti-Smoking advertising, paradoxically, has an effect opposite to the desired one, sometimes reinforcing the desire to smoke among adolescents, especially if the desire is present initially.
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