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Health Tip: Avoid Weight Gain While Quitting Smoking

(HealthDay News) -- Gaining weight is a common side effect while you're trying to quit smoking, but there are things you can do to avoid putting on pounds.

The Weight-Control Information Network offers these tips:

  • Get plenty of regular exercise.

  • Eat a healthy diet.

  • Limit snacks and alcohol.

  • Ask your doctor about using medication to help control cravings.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 2/7/2014
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