ONLINE TOBACCO ADS

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Teens who watch media with smoking ads, more likely to pick up the habit.

Online tobacco marketing may entice more teenagers to smoke.

Researchers at Dartmouth College surveyed  nearly 12-thousand adolescents .

teens who watched tyobacco related videos or partcipated on social networking sites were significantly more likely to try tobacco products.

They also used tobacco more frequently and were less likely to quit smoking.

Experts believe the FDA regulations and the cooperation of tobacco companies are needed to limit teens use of online marketing .

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