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Do mobile phones replace cigarette smoking among teenagers?
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    Not quite convincing

    I'd like to challenge the suggestion in this paper that mobile phone use does not reduce smoking, simply because smoking teenagers are more likely to own mobile phones.

    The hypothesis advanced by Ann Charlton and I is that mobile phones share some of the same charatcteristics that attract young people to smoking (initiation to adult life, peer bonding, individualistic expression, brand identification etc). I...

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