Smoking movie stars influence teen girls

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Smoking stars influence teen girls, study finds

By André Picard
Public Health Reporter
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - Page A19

Teen girls' propensity for swooning over movie stars may cause a lot more long-term damage than the marks left by the cheesy pinups on their bedroom walls.

New research suggests that being star-struck can be bad for their health, as they tend to take up smoking to emulate their Hollywood heartthrobs.

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