While smoking is certainly not good for you, at present obesity has overtaken it to become the number one killer.
Research at Texas A&M has found though that nicotine that is found in these cigarettes could help curb hunger, which in turn will aid your weight loss efforts.
So, should you take up smoking to lose weight? Certainly not, but there maybe another option available to you in the form of vaping.
Dangers of Obesity
There are so many dangers associated with obesity including:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Mobility issues
- Liver problems
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- And many more
Unfortunately at present there are more people with weight issues than there are smokers. With roughly two-thirds of people with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of over 25, which is classed as overweight.
Out of these 34% are classed as obese as they have a BMI of over 30. This puts them at an even higher risk of developing the conditions mentioned above.
What are the Benefits of Nicotine?
While smoking has various dangers, research has shown that nicotine itself may actually offer numerous health benefits.
These health benefits include weight loss, as it acts as an appetite suppressant.
When your appetite has been suppressed you will suffer fewer food cravings.
Nicotine has also been shown to prevent inflammation, and can help boost mental functioning too.
Vaping is a Safer Alternative to Smoking
No doubt you have seen people ‘vaping’, where instead of smoking a cigarette they will inhale steam from an e-liquid.
These e-liquids come in a variety of flavours, and primarily are used by those who wish to quit smoking altogether.
Perhaps, if you currently smoke then they would be a better option for you. Especially if you have a few pounds to lose too.