The advertisement for Lucky Strike cigarettes says:
To keep a slender figure
No one can deny…
Reach for a Lucky instead of a sweet.
Is it true? Does smoking make you thin?
Almost a year ago, there was news of a study that researched that:
- FOXNews.com – Study: Smoking Does Not Aid Weight Loss – Health News | Current Health News | Medical News
Researchers conducted the study on mice over seven weeks. Half the mice were exposed to smoke from four cigarettes a day for six days a week, while the other half were smoke free.
The study found smokers lost muscle mass, which gave them the appearance of being thinner, but the fat instead was stored around their vital organs.
I don’t know about clinical research, but I can tell you that when I was in college, I decided to try smoking to lose weight. I didn’t lose weight. I got bronchitis and I realized that if I kept smoking, I would feel like that ALL the time. So I quit. While I was quitting, I gained ten pounds.
Smoking made me GAIN ten pounds.
What about you? I remember my girlfriends telling me that if I just smoked, I would lose weight. Is it just me? Does ANYONE lose weight by taking up smoking?