Does quitting smoking cause weight gain?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Research shows that on average people who quit smoking gain around 5kg (11lbs) in the year after they stop smoking."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Many smokers worry that they will gain weight when they quit smoking. Although it’s common to gain weight - up to five kg on average - in the year after quitting, not everyone does. Simple lifestyle changes may help you avoid weight gain after giving up smoking.