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Unpopular kids more likely to smoke as adults: study

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Teens and adolescents characterized as marginalized outsiders with ‘low status’ among their peers are more likely to become adult smokers, suggests a new study out of Sweden. 

Marginalized teens are more likely to end up adult smokers, says a study out of Sweden. ©AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER/ FILES

After following more than 15,000 Swedes, researchers from Stockholm University isolated about 2,330 people through a questionnaire which asked teens to nominate their peers based on their popularity.

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