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The social context of smoking: the next frontier in tobacco control?
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    The Social Context of Individual and Collective Smoking: Similarities and Differences

    Dear Editor,

    Studying the social context of cigarette smoking was acknowledged as a pressing need in tobacco control. However, with new emerging health concerns like the growing use of the hookah (narghile) in the world, the social context, which bear similarities in both individual and collective smoking, also shows great differences that need to be reviewed. This letter introduces the reader to the specificit...

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