Quitting smoking makes you want to eat LESS sugar and fat! The truth behind the weight gain myth (and how to combat those food cravings when you've kicked the habit)

Quitting smoking makes you want to eat LESS sugar and fat! The truth behind the weight

those fearing the ordeal of finally quitting nicotine have been delivered some welcome news, with research now suggesting that giving up smoking could help shed the pounds. It challenges the long-held belief that smoking can aid weight loss because nicotine suppresses appetite.

Britain kicks the habit: Fewer than 1 in 5 people are still smokers and more than half have never even tried it

Britain kicks the habit: Fewer than 1 in 5 people are still smokers and more than half

The level of smoking has halved in 40 years, and despite the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, they are most popular with people who are still smokers instead of those who have given up.

Smokers who drop cigarette butts will be handed a £30 taxpayer-funded shopping voucher if they then quit the habit

The pilot scheme, which launches in the London borough of Wandsworth next month, will offer vouchers to residents after they complete a stop-smoking course organised by the council.

Another reason to quit cigarettes: Secondhand smoke makes people around you FAT

Researchers from Brigham Young University in Utah found that smoke triggers a tiny lipid which alters cells' response to insulin. This leads to insulin sensitivity and weight gain.

Mother left with two STONE of excess skin after weight loss surgery quits smoking to raise £1,000 for a tummy tuck 

Michelle Lee, 47, Dartford, Kent, quit her 20-a-day cigarette habit to fund a procedure to remove three litres of excess fat from her belly - and says she feels like a different woman.

Lose weight, ditch fags - or no op

A health authority is refusing to carry out routine operations unless morbidly obese patients and smokers change their habits

Patients who smoke or are morbidly obese will be barred from undergoing routine operations until they quit the habit or lose weight, a regional NHS service h...

NHS bans obese and smokers from routine operations: Patients told they must slim down or quit cigarettes as part of cost-cutting drive 

NHS officials in Devon have told almost one million residents that they will not be entitled to routine surgery if they are morbidly obese or continue to smoke.

Scared you'll gain weight if you quit smoking? Cigarettes are more deadly than carrying extra pounds, doctors say 

Research from the Health Promotion Department in Moriguchi City, Japan, found that people who gained more than 2kg after quitting smoking had a 26 per cent lower risk of death compared to smokers.