SMOKERS’ DIETS DISSED
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.