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BRAINIER children are less likely to smoke and get lung cancer in later life.

Yesterday, Professor Ian Deary of Edinburgh University said a child's IQ could predict whether they would develop the deadly disease.

His research shows that people with low mental ability were more likely to smoke than their brighter peers - and clever kids live longer.

He said: "Up to the age of 40 years old there was almost 100 per cent survival of those at the upper end of the mental ability spectrum."

Psychiatrist Prem Misra said: "Brighter children will take note of the warnings."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 17, 2002
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