Fear of Weight Hampers Quit-Smoking Attempts

From Your Weight Matters magazine, Summer, 2010: A 2007 survey reported that 75% of women smokers said they would avoid quitting if it would lead to a five pound or more weight gain, and nearly half said they would not quit if it would lead to any weight gain at all. But in comparison to continuing smoking, a few extra pounds can be your friend. More than 400,000 people die from smoking-related conditions each year, and one estimate suggests you would have to gain 100 to 150 pounds to make your health risks as high as they are when you smoke. Find out five effective strategies to help make your quit attempt successful in an article from Your Weight Matters magazine here.

Authors: Gwyn Cready, MBA, and Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA