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Br J Gen Pract. 1998 February; 48(427): 985–986.
PMCID: PMC1409966

Teenagers and risk-taking: pregnancy and smoking.


Teenage pregnancy and teenage smoking are both areas of concern in the United Kingdom. This study found that girls who had had a teenage pregnancy were more likely to smoke than those who had not conceived as teenagers.

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