Will I put on weight when I give up smoking?
  • By Team TDO

Yes. It is quite possible to gain some pounds when you quit smoking. Nicotine increases your metabolism by which you burn more calories. Also it suppresses your appetite by acting on the brain. All these effects are reversed when you quit smoking leading to weight gain. That said, being slightly overweight won't do that much damage, as not quitting smoking would do.

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