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Smokers' Weight Worries
2:54pm 13th March 2013
There are claims a quarter of Cornish smokers do not give up because they do not want to put on weight.
Pirate FM has seen research which shows one in ten worries more about what the scales say, rather than the risk of getting cancer.
A third quit quitting because of it.
Sarah from Redruth is still trying to kick the habit: "It was a concern that I would put on weight when giving up smoking and I did put on a small amount of weight when I did. I believe it was because my appetite came back. I used to probably have cigarettes at certain times during the day and I guess at those times I felt more hungry.
"If you'd had a particularly bad day and feeling stressed out, it does seem to be a relief of stress and pressure when you do smoke. It's really, really difficult. I wish I'd never started smoking in the first place then I wouldn't have to give up."
Dr Sarah Jarvis helped carry out the research.
She says educating people about what to expect after stubbing out for good is vital: "If you do know what to expect, forewarned, forearmed, all the rest of it, then you are much, much more likely to be able to say OK, I knew this was going to happen and I knew it was going to temporary. I think we've got to accept that what's really key here is understanding the benefits for you."
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