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Swedish Study Says Dieting Helps Women Quit Smoking

Dieting can 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.

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