Study: Smokers gain weight after quitting
Smokers gain about 10 pounds in the year after kick they habit, but researchers said modest weight gain is healthier than continuing to smoke.
According to a new study, published online in the British Medical Journal, smokers who quit gain between 8 and 11 pounds after 12 months. That's more than researchers originally thought.
Many smokers, most of them women, said weight gain is a reason they don't quit.
Smoking has been proven to increase the risk of death, while minor weight gain has not.