Quitting Smoking Adds Little Weight
Getting up the courage to stop smoking is tough, and the specter of weight gain looms large. But a study found that little weight is gained after quitting, generally only a few pounds. The amount of weight gain varied depending on participants' age, sex, and time since quitting. For example, the young gained less than older people who quit. The researchers call the weight gain "trivial" and say that the pounds added are completely trumped by the benefits of breaking the habit.
Source: Health Services Research, published online Feb. 22, 2012