Nicotine Withdrawal Increases Junk Food Consumption

A new study by University of Minnesota Medical School researchers found evidence that smokers undergoing nicotine withdrawal are more likely to consume high-fat and high-sugar foods to cope with the distress caused by withdrawal. 

Implications for treatment and prevention specialists include addressing healthy eating decisions during smoking cessation and highlighting for youth how nicotine in both combustible and e-cigarettes can harm healthy eating goals and maintaining a healthy weight. 

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