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  • Managing post-cessation weight gain

    Weight gain is a common consequence of stopping smoking but many experts in smoking cessation play this down and often the advice given to clients about possible weight gain and weight management strategies are inaccurate.

    The aim of this briefing is to summarise the evidence for practitioners, making clear where there are uncertainties.

    It is based on Medline searches, examination of systematic reviews, a Cochrane review on preventing weight gain on smoking cessation, and clinical experience.