A 32-year-old member asked:
Do you tend to lose or gain weight after quitting smoking?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Gain: Smoking causes suppression of apetite, then once stopped apetite increases along with anxiety.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Why do you gain weight after quitting smoking?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Nicotine is a poison: Nicotine is a metabolic poison, leading the body to waste one third of the calories ingested. So after quitting, the body uses all of the calories that used to be wasted, and weight is gained. In addition, nicotine suppresses appetite.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 15, 2017
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