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Does Smoking Make You Thin? – Strength Magazine – June, 1924

Whenever I meet a particularly skinny man, one of the stringy, leathery, undeveloped specimens of the genus homo that are so numerous in our civilization, there usually comes to mind the question as to whether or not he is a smoker, and, if so, as is usually the case, if his use of tobacco has had something to do with his underweight condition. I have met so many cases, both of smokers who were below weight and of those who had given up smoking and then gained weight just through that one change in their habits.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas