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Starting to smoke: a qualitative study of the experiences of Australian indigenous youth

  • Vanessa Johnston1Email author,
  • Darren W Westphal1,
  • Cyan Earnshaw1 and
  • David P Thomas1, 2
BMC Public Health201212:963

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-963

Received: 20 June 2012

Accepted: 6 November 2012

Published: 10 November 2012

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Original Submission
20 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Siv Kvernmo
18 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Patricia Chalela
30 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Vanessa Johnston
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
10 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-12-963

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Authors’ Affiliations

Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University
Lowitja Institute, Charles Darwin University