Quit Smoking – Get Fat

In a study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers analyzed the results of 62 studies and concluded that smokers who give up their smoking habit are likely to gain between 9-11 lbs of body-fat after 12 months….with most of that weight gain occuring within the first 3 months.

On the good side, the researchers also noted that “the health benefits of quitting far outweigh this modest gain in body weight and should not deter people from quitting”.

So there you go…quitting smoking will make you healthier… and fatter.


Douglas Robb

Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, and a student of nutrition and exercise science. He's also the co-founder of the Hive Health Media. Since 2008, Doug has expanded his impact by bringing his real-world experience online via the health & fitness blog – Health Habits.

One thought on “Quit Smoking – Get Fat

  • July 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I think the reason that the most ex-smokers get fat is that they replace the first bad habit with the excessive eating due stress. I am a smoker myself and I tried stopping the cigarettes a couple of times. Every time I tried I noticed that I ended a lot more often in front of the fridge.


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