help women quit smoking when combined with a comprehensive
smoking cessation-program, according to a study published in the latest
issue of BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL.
The team of researchers from Karolinska
Hospital in Stockholm found that 50 percent of dieters who were on a
low-calorie diet were able to quit smoking but only 35 percent who were not
dieting quit smoking. Also, the dieters lost an average of 4.5 pounds while
the other women gained 3.5 pounds.
"Dieting Can Help Women Quit Smoking," CHICAGO SUN-TIMES (on-line),
August 20, 1999.