08 Jun '12, 1pm

Eating fruits & veggies may help smokers quit

Eating fruits & veggies may help smokers quit

Photo: l i g h t p o e t /Shutterstock Eating fruits and vegetables may help some people quit smoking, a new study suggests. In the study, smokers who ate the most fruit and vegetables were three times more likely to be tobacco-free for at least 30 days than those who ate the least amount of fruits and vegetables, the researchers said. The results held even after the researcher's took into account factors that could influence people's likelihood of successfully staying away from smoking, including the participants' age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, household income and how frequently they exercised, drank heavily or used illicit drugs. The study also found that smokers with higher fruit and vegetable consumption smoked fewer cigarettes per day, waited longer to smoke their first cigarette of the day and scored lower on a commonly-used test of nicotine dependence. "We...

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