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Study: Smoking will make you fat later

December 18, 2008 6:29:42 AM PST
Telling teenagers that smoking will make them fat may stop them from lighting up.A study out of Finland found that smoking during adolescence can increase a person's odds of being heavy later in life.

Girls who smoked 10 or more cigarettes a day had thicker waistlines as adults by more than an inch and a half than girls who didn't smoke.

Researchers hope the findings will help make smoking unattractive to teens.


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