Friday, September 5, 2008

An Unintended Consequence of Antismoking Campaigns?

Dubner explains how a dwindling number of smokers may be a significant factor behind increasing levels of obesity in the US. That could explain why it has always appeared to me that countries with smoke-filled airports were the ones with the lowest levels of obesity. Don't ask me for empirical validation of this statement; it's just a wild guess.

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