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Ozcan, YZ
Ozcan, KM
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Y. Ozcan and K. Ozcan, “Determinants of youth smoking - Evidence from Turkey,” SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, pp. 313–336, 2002, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: