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The Benefits

Worrying About Weight Gain
Many people worry about gaining weight when they quit smoking. But a lot of people do not gain any weight.

The average weight gain is usually small – less than 6–8 pounds. You can help avoid this by getting 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week and eating healthy snacks.

Some people gain less weight when they use medicine to help them stop smoking. Learn how you can control your weight as you quit smoking.

Start Today: Small Steps
  • Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support and coaching.
  • Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss medications that may help.
  • Send an e-card to encourage a friend or family member to quit smoking with you.

Learn how smoking relates to heart disease. If you are a smoker, it’s a good idea to get your blood pressure checked.

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