Understanding weight gain while quitting and how NICORETTE® can help
Many people have told us that they worry about gaining weight while they’re cutting down or giving up smoking.
So we did some research to find out how much this might actually be stopping people from trying to quit – and help us understand how nicotine replacement therapies like NICORETTE® products could help to reduce this worry.
The results of our research were astonishing:
• 31% of smokers revealed that they were putting off quitting because they feared they might gain weight.
• 45% of those who gained weight when trying to quit smoking said that was the key factor that drove them to start smoking again.
The science behind weight gain
In fact, it’s not so surprising that people sometimes put on weight when they stop smoking. Here are some reasons why:
• Nicotine can increase your metabolic rate and suppress your normal appetite, so smoking may make you feel less hungry.
• Smoking is often associated with relaxation. When they decide to quit, some people may replace cigarettes with food to help them deal with stress.
• One of the best things about quitting is that your senses of taste and smell will start improving. But if you’re enjoying your food more, you may eat more than usual too!
Luckily, there are many ways that NICORETTE® can help you wave goodbye to weight gain worries
How NICORETTE® can help
Of course, healthy meals and regular exercise will help you stay in control of your weight. But did you know that NICORETTE® products have also been clinically proven to help you control weight gain whilst giving up smoking?
• NICORETTE® products contain controlled amounts of nicotine.
• When used correctly, the nicotine contained in our products helps you to control the drop in metabolic rate which you may experience as part of nicotine withdrawal.
• Nicotine can also help take the edge off the urge to smoke – this can make you feel less stressed and hence reduce the temptation to distract yourself by eating.
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