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Quitting smoking is more difficult for those who start early

28 May 2024

People who begin smoking by the age of 16, and have experienced a challenging childhood, are more likely to find it harder to give up than those who started smoking later and had not experienced the same problems.

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New data release: Children of the 2020s study, Wave 1

22 April 2024

Data from Wave 1 of Children of the 2020s, the first national longitudinal study of babies to be launched in a generation, are now available.


Being an only child doesn’t affect children’s development

15 September 2023

Being an only child doesn’t affect your development – family background matters more.

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