Weight gain is common after quitting smoking. On average, those who gain weight gain about 5 to 10 pounds in the months after quitting cigarettes. For some people, fear of gaining weight is a major obstacle that keeps them from making the decision to stop smoking.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a medication called exenatide can reduce weight gain during the process of quitting cigarettes. Exenatide is an injectable medication used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.
Participation in this study may deepen our understanding of post-quit weight gain and enable the development of better treatments in the future. Help advance smoking cessation research. Join our study today!
Our goal is to determine whether a medication called exenatide, when used in addition to nicotine patches, is effective for preventing or reducing post-quit weight gain.