Will E-Cigarettes help me control my weight?
Rebecca Ashton Says...
Thank you for your question.
A 2011 study by researchers at Yale University found that nicotine activates a pathway in the brain that suppresses appetite which could explain why people gain weight when they give up smoking. As you say that you are eating no more than before though, I'm wondering if perhaps your diet itself might have changed?
The problem with e-cigarettes is that it is a case of switching, rather than quitting altogether, and of course, because they're relatively new, the long term effects of using cigarettes is currently unknown.
As I am unable to give medical advice, my suggestion would be to see your doctor regarding your concerns, and in the meantime ensure that you are eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise.
I hope that this helps.
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