Comment: And cigarette smokers aren't

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And cigarette smokers aren't

And cigarette smokers aren't thinner. They get fatter when they quit because of the oral fixation driving them to eat. And I have known plenty of obese smokers as well.

These studies examined the cellular mechanisms for lower adiposity seen with nicotine ingestion... These studies provide evidence for multiple mechanistic events underlying nicotine-induced alterations in weight and suggest that nicotine diverts fat storage away from adipose tissue and toward utilization by muscle.

Weight gain and adipose tissue metabolism after smoking cessation in women

CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that smoking cessation is associated with significant increases in body weight, as well as changes in adipose cell metabolism, in particular increases in AT-LPL activity. This increase in LPL activity may contribute to the increase in body weight associated with smoking cessation.