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Study Reveals Why Smoking Quitters Gain Weight

Researchers have discovered why some smokers tend to put on weight after quitting smoking. This is because nicotine can stimulate brain cells that control appetite. This study features in a recent issue of Science journal.

On average, smoking quitters gain about 10 pounds. This reason is cited by many smokers to avoid quitting. This latest research may help scientists to discover effective treatments that avert weight gain in smoking quitters.

As we all know, smoking can cause heart attacks, cancer and many other diseases. So, gaining a few pounds should not deter smokers from quitting. Habitual smokers can use nicotine-based medications to quit smoking, say the researchers.

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