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Teen girls on a diet more likely to smoke

Posted Sep 18, 2007.

Teenage girls who start dieting are nearly two times more likely to also take up smoking regularly, compared with teenage girls who are not dieting. Among teenage boys, it is the inactive dieters — those that tried dieting but didn't stick to it — that are at risk for taking up smoking.

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