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Adolescent Girls On Diets More Apt To Become Smokers

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Teenage girls who are dieting are almost twice as likely to start smoking regularly as girls who are not dieting, according to a new study of nearly 8,000 adolescents. With boys, cigarette availability rather than the desire to lose weight is a factor in the decision to give smoking a try.

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The study appears in the September/October issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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