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Quitting Smoking & Weight Gain

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We know quitting smoking may cause you to gain a few extra pounds; but, new research shows people gain more than once thought.

Researchers looked at about 60 cases of weight gain in former smokers.

One year after quitting smoking, they gained nine to 11 pounds.

This is more than the six pounds thought to come with smoking cessation.

But, don't let this stop you from quitting, a healthy diet and regular exercise will help minimize weight gain.