The myth that smoking keeps you skinny is completely false, and on top of that, it contributes to non-smoking bystanders also putting on weight.
“For people who are in a home with a smoker, particularly children, the increased risk of cardiovascular or metabolic problems is massive”
Professor Benjamin Bikman, Brigham Young University, November 2014.
“The lungs provide a vast interface with our environment and this research shows that a response to involuntary smoking includes altering systemic sensitivity to insulin. Once someone becomes insulin resistant, their body needs more insulin. And any time you have insulin go up, you have fat being made in the body”
Study author and researcher Paul Reynolds, November 2014.