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Weight gain is a common unintended consequence of quitting smoking due to a combination of physiologic and behavioral factors. Counseling focused on diet and exercise reduces weight gain associated with smoking cessation. Reduction of weight gain related to smoking cessation maximizes the health benefit of quitting tobacco.
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smoking cessation, obesity, exercise, diet, tobacco, cigarettes, Vermont, weight gain
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Kagan, Benjamin D., "Smoking Cessation Associated Weight Gain: The Role of Diet and Exercise Counseling in Quitting Smoking" (2021). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 643.