Will nicotine addiction recovery cause weight gain?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Nicotine suppresses the appetite and changes the way calories are burned for many smokers. When you attempt to quit smoking, you may experience some weight gain, but not everyone does. Exercise and proper diet will help you to maintain your desired weight and manage the stress that not smoking may bring about.

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