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Can smoking cigarettes affect weight gain? I smoke about 1 pack every two days.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine

In brief: No

I presume you are asking if smoking can prevent weight gain.
Avoiding weight gain is used by many people as a justification for smoking. But you have to gain 100 pounds to have the same risks as smoking two packs a day. While you smoke less than this, there is no question that smoking is way worse for you than gaining even a few pounds. Please focus on quitting tobacco!

In brief: No

I presume you are asking if smoking can prevent weight gain.
Avoiding weight gain is used by many people as a justification for smoking. But you have to gain 100 pounds to have the same risks as smoking two packs a day. While you smoke less than this, there is no question that smoking is way worse for you than gaining even a few pounds. Please focus on quitting tobacco!
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