SMOK­ERS’ DI­ETS DISSED

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Smok­ers have worse di­ets than non-smok­ers or former smok­ers. A US study pub­lished in

BMC Pub­lic Health found that although smok­ers ate smaller por­tions of food, they con­sumed an ex­tra 837 kilo­joules a day, be­cause the food they ate was more en­ergy-dense. They also ate fewer fruits and veg­eta­bles. The re­searchers say im­prov­ing smok­ers’ di­ets could help them avoid gain­ing weight if they de­cide to quit.

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