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Value-added education and smoking uptake in schools: a cohort study

One of the things that seems well established as protecting young people from substance misuse is a strong relationship between pupils and school.
Here’s some research that seems to confirm that higher achievement has a beneficial impact on decisions around smoking.
The researchers were looking to test the hypothesis that:
schools achieving higher examination pass and lower truancy rates than


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