Obese or overweight teens more likely to become smokers

28 agosto 2014

Weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular cigarette smoking, a study examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse has found. The authors note that the idea that smoking helps with weight reduction or appetite suppression is widely held, but is not true. «People who smoke crave fatty foods more,» they say.