Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still A Healthier Choice

Compared to people who kept on smoking, the risk of dying over the study period was still 34 percent lower among quitters who did not gain weight, 49 percent lower among those who gained no more than 2 kilograms, and 26 percent lower among those who gained more than 2 kilograms.

"Quitters had a significantly lower risk of death compared to smokers regardless of their weight change after they stopped smoking,"

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