Just one cigarette can lead to addiction

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Just one cigarette can lead to addiction: study

CBC News July 4, 2007
Some young people show signs of addiction after inhaling just one cigarette, say U.S. researchers.
In a four-year study of more than 1,200 sixth-grade students in Massachusetts, 10 per cent of those who smoked were addicted within two days of first inhaling, and another 25 per cent were hooked within a month.
Reference:
Symptoms of Tobacco Dependence After Brief Intermittent Use: The Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth–2 Study
Joseph R. DiFranza; Judith A. Savageau; Kenneth Fletcher; Jennifer O’Loughlin; Lori Pbert; Judith K. Ockene; Ann D. McNeill; Jennifer Hazelton; Karen Friedman; Gretchen Dussault; Connie Wood; Robert J. Wellman
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161:704-710.
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