Kids don’t get the “addiction” part until they try to stop smoking

“Kids are experiencing symptoms of dependence with really low exposures to cigarettes, and beginning to experience this difficulty of quitting very, very early on,” said Jennifer O’Loughlin, lead author of the study published online Wednesday in the American Journal of Public Health. “For kids, there’s no window of opportunity that you can kind of experiment with cigarettes and get away with it.”

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