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Anti-Tobacco Groups Target Child Smokers

Children younger than 10 years old lighting up cigarettes, some hooked on one to two packs a day, is a familiar sight in many developing countries. It’s estimated, for instance, that 41 percent of boys in Indonesia between the ages of 13 and 15 smoke cigarettes regularly. And an illustration of an extreme example appeared on the internet, where a video of an Indonesian 2-year-old lighting up went viral several years ago. The children see billboards advertising cigarettes a short distance...

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