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Eating fruit and vegetable helps people quit smoking
2012.06.05
According to the latest issue of Nicotine and Tobacco Research, fruit and vegetable not only benefit your health but also helps people quit smoking.

1,000 smokers who are aged 25 or above were invited to the survey of the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, while their smoking and diet preference were explored for 14 months by utilizing random-digit dialing telephone interviews. After adjusting the variations of age, gender, education, household income and ethnicity, people who eat more fruits and vegetables were found to be 3 times more likely to quit smoking in 6 months and remain tobacco free after 30 days. In the meantime, probability of quitting smoking was triple than those consuming the lowest amount of fruit and vegetable.

Mr Jeffrey P. Haibach, leading author of the research expressed that there were several reasons fruits and vegetables help people with smoking cessation. The researchers noted that fruits and vegetables worsen the taste of cigarettes, and that could help explain why they help smokers quit. In addition, fruits and vegetables give people a sense of satiety or fullness so that they feel less of a need to smoke, since smokers sometimes confuse hunger with an urge to smoke.

“More research is needed to investigate how fruits and vegetables help smokers kick the habit. Other dietary factors involved in smoking cessation should also be investigated.” Haibach said.

Sources :
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
University of Buffalo, The State University of New York
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