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​The Differences Between Men And Women Quitting Smoking

​The Differences Between Men And Women Quitting Smoking

12th Nov 2015

There are various ways and methods to help you quit smoking. But does gender make a difference?

Are there differences between men and women in their smoking habits and their ability to give up


Here is a look at the differences in smoking habits between men and women, and whether a gender

difference really does exist in battling the fight to quit smoking.


  • Women are more concerned about weight gain if they quit smoking, therefore they use this as an
  • excuse to continue smoking.
  • However, it is true that women have an increased appetite when they give up smoking, so they
  • tend to gain more weight than men who quit.
  • Men are more inclined to smoke through habit, or because it makes them feel good. They smoke
  • more when they are feeling stressed or anxious.
  • Women smoke to control their negative feelings. They smoke more to avoid feelings of anxiety or
  • stress.
  • Research shows that a great deal of women on low income, smoke to have ‘time out’ from the
  • demands of their children and their situation.
  • More men are addicted to nicotine. Women are more addicted to social smoking.

Health Problems

  • Heavy smoking can lead to infertility and potency problems for men.
  • For women, smoking while pregnant can cause complications including the risk of miscarriage,
  • low birth weight, premature birth and birth defects.
  • Women who smoke also have a higher risk of early menopause and osteoporosis.


  • Studies have found that men are more successful the first time round than women.
  • Women find it harder to quit smoking because of the lack of emotional support, the fear of gaining
  • weight, depression tendencies and hormonal imbalances.
  • The number of attempts to quit smoking is higher for women than for men.
  • Non smoking methods tend to differ between men and women. Nicotine replacement aids such as
  • patches or gum work better for men. Women are more likely to succeed with inhalers or e
  • cigarettes.

Anyone trying to cut down or quit smoking, regardless of gender, will eventually find a method that suits them. One method may work for your partner, but not for you. E cigarettes offer a healthier non-smoking alternative to traditional cigarettes. Whether you are cutting down or would like to quit for good, e cigarettes can help control nicotine cravings while providing a satisfying ‘hit’ similar to tobacco smoking. GoSmokeFree is an online, wholesale supplier of e cigarette starter kits, vape tanks and other accessories including over 400 different flavoured e liquids. Visit us online for more information.

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