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    tootie985 posted:
    I have quit it will be 3 months on May 8th. I have gained 20 pounds since I quit and wondered if anyone else has this problem?
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Tootie and welcome!

    Oh yes, you seem to give up one habit and eating takes it's place. Weight gain is common when quitting. But, and I hope the Dr. agrees with me, it seems to be the worse of two evils, and eventually with a bit of work the weight will come off.
    Congrats on quitting Tootie!! Keep up the great work.


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