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A 49-year-old member asked:

Is there anything i can do to not gain weight while i quit smoking?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Weight: You will have to make a conscious effort, good diet, hydration, distraction methods, sometimes appetite suppressants like coffee etc.

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Is there a way to quit smoking and not gain weight?

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Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous.
A 19-year-old male asked:

How do I quit smoking is there a medetation or anything?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Determination and...: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comments. Good luck!
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Provided original answer
Another useful resource: http://whyquit.com/ Almost all cigarettes have dozens of added chemicals from sugar to formaldehyde that increase their addictiveness, so step one is switching to smoking pure tobacco, like American Spirit brand, or roll your own. One advantage to rolling your own is you can add other herbs to the tobacco, like Mullein, Lobelia, Sage, Calendula, Red Raspberry, Nettle & Hops, gradually increasing the ration of herbs to tobacco.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you gain weight if you quit smoking?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Most people do gain weight when they quit smoking, for several reasons. Smoking decreases appetite, taste and smell, and may increase metabolism. When you quit, your appetite increases, food tastes and smells better, and your metabolism may decrease again. Don't let this stop you from quitting. You can learn to maintain a healthy weight again, and smoking is just not worth it!
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Do people normally gain weight when they quit smoking?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Common, not 'normal': Yes, it is often true but it need not be. Smoking does raise metabolism - but there are other ways to substitute for it: exercise, water, spicy foods, smaller frequent snack/meals, black coffee, green tea are a few. Also, the intestinal flora does change but the impact may not be too bad. If you do gain a bit, you can lose it later. Your smoke level is low - it'll be fine. Best to you!
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