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Quitting Smoking: Dealing With Weight Gain

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Are you worried that you'll gain weight when you stop using tobacco? Be sure to include eating healthy foods and doing some physical activity as part of your plan for quitting tobacco. These things can help you manage your weight while you're quitting.

How can you deal with weight gain when you quit smoking?

Quitting tobacco may make you want to eat more or eat more often. You can be ready by taking steps to manage your weight. Here are some things you can do.

The key to managing your weight—whether you use tobacco or not—is eating healthy food and becoming more active.

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