Why quitting smoking makes you fat?

Why quitting smoking makes you fat?

There are 17 comments on the www.hivehealthmedia.com story from Jun 11, 2011, titled Why quitting smoking makes you fat?. In it, www.hivehealthmedia.com reports that:

Over the years, smokers have noticed that when they quit, or at least attempt to, they gain a few extra pounds more times than not. Why is that? What makes the body overcompensate for the lack of smoking with eating? A study published in the June 10 issue of the online journal Science has recently found the answer, and it’s because of, you guessed it, nicotine.

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Since: Feb 09

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#1 Jun 11, 2011
yeah but u dont always have to gain a lot, just gotta control the eating.
besides added weight is better than being dead from cancer...
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Aug 15, 2011
Its because you substitute eating for smoking. Stop oinking out and execise instead. Oh and was your clothes cause you really stink.
Pauly

UK

#3 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/PJZwMF only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

Since: Jul 13

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#4 Jan 30, 2014
Pauly wrote:
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/PJZwMF only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.
Another limpdick smoker trying to get other stupid smokers to give their financial information to a bunch of crooks. Way to go, LIMPDICK. Quit smoking and you won't have to work at a crappy assed job like this. Maybe you will even get a woman once you stop stinking like a smoky turd.

Since: Feb 14

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#5 Feb 17, 2014
basically when i man quit smoking that time it increase hunger then it increase eating ability that's result they should be a great fat for over smoking..ha ha
Payton

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Mar 6, 2014
You're substituting one oral fixation for another which is usually food. It's important that you keep your body's immune system bullet proof during the first couple of months when you've kicked it. Bought something from amazon called instant immunity that really helps me.
Pedro

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Mar 6, 2014
Payton wrote:
You're substituting one oral fixation for another which is usually food. It's important that you keep your body's immune system bullet proof during the first couple of months when you've kicked it. Bought something from amazon called instant immunity that really helps me.
That stuff is garbage. Quit lying.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#10 Mar 7, 2014
"Study leader Marina Picciotto, MD, adds that 'nicotine reduced eating and body fat through receptors implicated in nicotine aversion and withdrawal rather than reward and reinforcement,'"

Sounds to me like they are saying it is a side-effect of withdrawals.

Too, back around the time when Virginia Slims came out (subtly using the weight-loss thing in the thinner cigarettes as well as the name), the tobacco companies were adding appetite suppressants to their products as part of an effort to addict more women.

It's not all one thing at work here.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#11 Mar 7, 2014
Hugh Jass wrote:
"Study leader Marina Picciotto, MD, adds that 'nicotine reduced eating and body fat through receptors implicated in nicotine aversion and withdrawal rather than reward and reinforcement,'"
Sounds to me like they are saying it is a side-effect of withdrawals.
Too, back around the time when Virginia Slims came out (subtly using the weight-loss thing in the thinner cigarettes as well as the name), the tobacco companies were adding appetite suppressants to their products as part of an effort to addict more women.
It's not all one thing at work here.
??

I've never seem a claim that Virginia Slims cigarettes contained appetite suppressants.

Nicotine increases metabolic rate and suppresses appetite. Fairly well known by now.

I guess there isn't "all one thing at work here". Hyperbole and false claims at work also, it seems.

If you can cite something credible, I'll be happy to recant.

Looking forward to seeing it.

Since: Jul 13

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#12 Mar 9, 2014
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
??
I've never seem a claim that Virginia Slims cigarettes contained appetite suppressants.
Nicotine increases metabolic rate and suppresses appetite. Fairly well known by now.
I guess there isn't "all one thing at work here". Hyperbole and false claims at work also, it seems.
If you can cite something credible, I'll be happy to recant.
Looking forward to seeing it.
I think this will help out:
http://eurpub.oxfordjournals.org/content/earl...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2...
Dan

Omaha, NE

#13 Mar 10, 2014
bud_schmones wrote:
Thanks.

Looked through the first link-

"The former relies its efficacy on the empirical evidence that conventional cigarets [sic] depress appetite"

i.e. it was a known that cigs acted on their own as an appetite suppressant.

The "sweetened" filter was corollary. IMO. Not disputing that a sweetened filter was employed, just that it was a known for some time that smoking acted as an appetite suppressant.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#15 Mar 10, 2014
Jesus Christ Pose wrote:
<quoted text> Its also wretch inducing.
It doesn't make me wretch.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#17 Mar 11, 2014
dumb it down 4 Dan wrote:
<quoted text> Because there's something seriously wrong with you.
Maybe it only affects Canadians that way.

Never, ever seen someone wretch from smelling cigarette smoke.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#18 Mar 11, 2014
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
??
I've never seem a claim that Virginia Slims cigarettes contained appetite suppressants.
Nicotine increases metabolic rate and suppresses appetite. Fairly well known by now.
I guess there isn't "all one thing at work here". Hyperbole and false claims at work also, it seems.
If you can cite something credible, I'll be happy to recant.
Looking forward to seeing it.
Do some googling. The truth is out there. It wasn't limited to or even meant to be specific to that brand when I posted. There was a general swing to including appetite supressant(s) in commercial tobacco products around that time.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#19 Mar 12, 2014
Hugh Jass wrote:
<quoted text>
Do some googling. The truth is out there. It wasn't limited to or even meant to be specific to that brand when I posted. There was a general swing to including appetite supressant(s) in commercial tobacco products around that time.
I already looked and someone else pointed some stuff out as well.

The one study I looked at harder than the other indicated that it was a predicate that smoking itself was a known appetite suppressant (before or after any possible inclusion of appetite suppressants in the product).

I'll postulate that had the appetite suppressant been publicized as present in the product, they wouldn't have been able to keep Virginia Slims on the shelves.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#21 Mar 12, 2014
Jeasus Christ Pose wrote:
<quoted text> When Dan's not playing martyr hes "googling" in mom's basement. So I've heard.
"heard" from your mom?

I'm not in your mom's basement.

Since: Feb 09

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#25 Apr 5, 2014
hmmm after reading u guys - I could go for a smoke.
lol

chill out...
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