Impact of smoking and smoking cessation on overweight and obesity: Scotland-wide, cross-sectional study on 40,036 participants

@inproceedings{Mackay2013ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of smoking and smoking cessation on overweight and obesity: Scotland-wide, cross-sectional study on 40,036 participants},
  author={Daniel F. Mackay and Linsay A Gray and Jill P. Pell},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Weight control is cited by some people, especially adolescent girls, as a reason for commencing smoking or not quitting. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between smoking behaviour and being overweight or obese, overall and by age and sex sub-groups. METHODS We used data from the six Scottish Health Surveys conducted to date (1995-2010) to undertake a population-based, cross-sectional study on 40,036 participants representative of the adult (≥16 years) Scottish… CONTINUE READING
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