Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 2/15/2007 12:51:35 PM (GMT-7)
Jeannie's absolutely right; your body goes through a metabolic change and you WILL gain weight! Since it takes a huge amount of willpower to quit, and I've found the only really successful way to do it is cold turkey, you may as well go on a diet at the same time. It gives you something else to focus on rather than smoking and will help mitigate the weight gain.
Having been a smoker and having given it up, I can tell you its not an easy road. HOWEVER, all the bad things that accrue from smoking will kill or severely damage you MUCH faster than a a dozen extra pounds. Remember, 7 years from now your lungs will have healed to the point at which they are the equivalent of a non-smoker. Quit today! Putting it off simply becomes a convenient excuse. Good Luck