Do quitters have anything to lose? Changes in body mass index for daily, never, and former smokers over an 11-year period (1990--2001).

@article{Reas2009DoQH,
  title={Do quitters have anything to lose? Changes in body mass index for daily, never, and former smokers over an 11-year period (1990--2001).},
  author={Deborah Lynn Reas and Jan F. Nyg{\aa}rd and Tom S\orensen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={774-7}
}
AIMS The purpose of the present study was to examine whether body mass index (BMI) trajectories differed between daily smokers, never smokers, and former daily smokers among a population-based sample over an 11-year period. METHODS A cohort of 1,166 adults (n = 579 men; n = 587 women) self-reported BMI during a general health interview twice administered in two regions in Norway. Of the participants, 37.5% were never smokers, 31.6% current smokers, and 31% were former smokers. RESULTS Those… CONTINUE READING