Teenage girls start smoking to lose weightBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7155.366b (Published 08 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:366
- Alex Brooks
Weight control is a major reason that teenage girls take up smoking, according to a study of nearly 3000 British and Canadian schoolgirls.
Girls who smoked were 30% more likely to be overweight, were prone to overeat, and were twice as likely to be worried about their body image than non-smokers (Postgraduate Medical Journal 1998;74:473-9). Most …