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Cigarette smokers weigh less than comparably aged non-smokers, and smokers who quit smoking commonly gain weight. Although these relationships are well-established, causality and mechanisms of action cannot be conclusively determined on the basis of human studies alone. This paper reviews the...
The purpose of this review is four-fold. We first summarize the epidemiological literature on the relationship between smoking and body weight in humans. Second, we review the current literature on possible dietary, physical activity, and metabolic changes following smoking cessation. Third, we...
Although the relationship between smoking and body weight has been well established, little is known about the implications of the weight control relationship for smoking behavior. The purpose of this article is three-fold. First, a discussion of available research on the mechanisms by which...
The inverse relationship between tobacco use and body weight is well documented, and the reasons for it are beginning to be elucidated. This paper summarizes what is known about this relationship and discusses specific issues that require investigation.
The ability to administer known, controlled doses of a substance and to determine levels of that substance accurately in biological samples is of critical importance in pharmacological research. Techniques for measuring nicotine and its metabolites have improved greatly in the past decade, but...
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