Weight gain doesn’t counteract the heart-healthy benefits of quitting smoking

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Mar 14 2013




Don’t let fear of a few extra pounds stop you from kicking your cigarette habit, say the authors of a new study that found the common 5-10 pound weight gain post-quitting did not negatively affect heart health.

Quitting smoking often leads to weight gain—but a new study reassures potential quitters that this does not diminish the heart-healthy benefits of eliminating cigarettes.


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