Smoke and mirrors: magnified beliefs that cigarette smoking suppresses weight.

@article{White2007SmokeAM,
  title={Smoke and mirrors: magnified beliefs that cigarette smoking suppresses weight.},
  author={Marney A. White and Sherry A. McKee and Stephanie S O'Malley},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 10},
  pages={2200-10}
}
Research suggests that for some smokers, weight concerns interfere with smoking cessation. Studies with individuals with eating disorders and weight concerns have indicated that weight-concerned individuals place undue faith in the effectiveness of certain weight control strategies; i.e., adopt a brand of magical thinking pertaining to food rules and dieting behaviors. The current study investigated whether weight-concerned smokers endorsed exaggerated beliefs in the ability of smoking to… CONTINUE READING