The implications of simultaneous smoking initiation for inferences about the genetics of smoking behavior from twin data.

@article{Pergadia2006TheIO,
  title={The implications of simultaneous smoking initiation for inferences about the genetics of smoking behavior from twin data.},
  author={Michele L. Pergadia and A Christopher Heath and Arpana Agrawal and Kathleen K Bucholz and Nicholas G. Martin and Pamela A. F. Madden},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={567-76}
}
We examined early social influences across stages of smoking within the context of a twin study using an environmental exposure specific to smoking: whether twins started smoking at the same time ("simultaneous smoking initiation": SSI). We expected that SSI would be a good index of shared social influences on smoking initiation. Rates of SSI were indeed significantly higher in MZ twins and in twins who shared peers and classes, as well as in male twins. With the exception of regular smoking in… CONTINUE READING
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