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French Women Would Rather Smoke Cigarettes Than Get Fat

Some French Women Would Rather Smoke Than Get Fat

French women don't get fat, but you don't want to steal one of their secrets to staying slim. As more French men quit cigarettes, French women continue to light up, citing fears that quitting would lead to weight gain. Today, The Daily Beast explains, more French women die from lung cancer than ever before, and it may soon be their number one cause of death.

French antitobacco ads are targeting women, pointing them to a website that helps smokers gain less weight once they quit. The antismoking camp must fight decades of marketing to French women. Smoking used to be considered vulgar and unfeminine, but beginning in the 1940s, tobacco companies successfully sold cigarettes to women with language of emancipation and equality, much like they still do today.

Obesity is likely just as deadly as smoking, but quitting causes a person to gain only an average of four to nine pounds within a year of stopping. Plus, in an ironic twist, long-term smoking typically causes a person to gain weight over time. So putting out the smokes might make French women feel sexier in their lingerie anyway.

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French-Kiss French-Kiss 6 years
"French antitobacco ads are targeting women, pointing them to a website that helps smokers gain less weight once they quit." I thought it's not only for woman (my my father quited he took weight and was not that happy xD) I didn't know smoking was getting that serious for french woman. But yeah, that's a stupid reason not to quite : appearance over health ? Hum, even though i had self-image-problems i would not take long before choosing.
French-Kiss French-Kiss 6 years
"French antitobacco ads are targeting women, pointing them to a website that helps smokers gain less weight once they quit." I thought it's not only for woman (my my father quited he took weight and was not that happy xD) I didn't know smoking was getting that serious for french woman. But yeah, that's a stupid reason not to quite : appearance over health ? Hum, even though i had self-image-problems i would not take long before choosing.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Gawd, I hate when girls use the "I don't wanna get fat!" excuse to keep smoking. I mean, seriously? I think your body image has to be pretty warped to truly feel that way.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
There is nothing sexy about a smoker: the bad breath, the yellow teeth, the bad skin, etc. Smokers are anything but sexy. You don't have to choose between being fat or being a smoker. You can be smoke-free and be skinny.
stephley stephley 6 years
Tres stupide.
stephley stephley 6 years
Tres stupide.
karlotta karlotta 6 years
(oh, and I'm French ;) )
karlotta karlotta 6 years
(oh, and I'm French ;) )
karlotta karlotta 6 years
I gained 10 pounds when I quit smoking, and it took a really strict diet and now a complete change of lifestyle to lose them and keep them off. I've had to reduce my portions to half what they used to be - and goodbye desserts! Nicotine increases your metabolism, so even if you don't start compensating the cigarettes with food, you will gain weight. This said, my Dad died of lung cancer last year. Seriously, I'd rather be 10 pounds overweight and not have to die like that. I'd rather be 100 pounds overweight, in fact.
karlotta karlotta 6 years
I gained 10 pounds when I quit smoking, and it took a really strict diet and now a complete change of lifestyle to lose them and keep them off. I've had to reduce my portions to half what they used to be - and goodbye desserts! Nicotine increases your metabolism, so even if you don't start compensating the cigarettes with food, you will gain weight. This said, my Dad died of lung cancer last year. Seriously, I'd rather be 10 pounds overweight and not have to die like that. I'd rather be 100 pounds overweight, in fact.
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