Q: I’m overweight and I fear that by quitting smoking, I will just worsen the problem. Is this possible?


A: Quitting smoking does not automatically cause you to gain weight. You gain weight if you eat more. Naturally, by quitting smoking your body will change a bit, but that is only because the nicotine had previously reduced your hunger slightly. In general, you may vary by 2-3 pounds but with regular movement and controlled diet, you should get rid of the extra weight in no time.