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Do Cigarettes Have Calories?

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  • pinkraynedropjackipinkraynedropjacki Posts: 3,103Member Member Posts: 3,103Member Member
    almost 5 years old thread?.
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    That's what got me. Who on earth bumped this one? Betting the OP is no longer with us, or so damn thing she may as well not be.
  • jd895jd895 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
  • MyChocolateDietMyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,387Member Member Posts: 22,387Member Member
    almost 5 years old thread?.
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Oh FFS, i bet the OP already either quit smoking or died from it by now. OMG what a waste of time. Damn search button!
  • meeper123meeper123 Posts: 3,353Member Member Posts: 3,353Member Member
    Lol wow even though it is so old just wow
  • Sarauk2sfSarauk2sf Posts: 28,493Member Member Posts: 28,493Member Member
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    Strong first post. Good thread to choose. Longevity is a good thing.
  • jdad1jdad1 Posts: 1,899Member Member Posts: 1,899Member Member
    silly to ask i know, but do cigarettes have calories?
    I hear that they do because they have a small amount of sugar in them.
    I dont know if thats true or not.
    it wouldnt stop me, but i was just wondering because i basically smoke more than i eat.

    sgw :smokin:

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    :huh: oh I actually never gave it much thought... I personally would be MUCH more concerned about the dangers related to health issues in smoking than if they have sugar/cals in them:noway:

    But that's just me:blushing: .... eating healthy food is a much better choice than smoking.... much more satisfying and HEALTHIER the lifetime changes in healthy eating will get a person much further in life than smokes:smokin:

    Lots of folks on here have given up smoking...you can see many many 'quit smoking' tickers....very cool indeed!! :bigsmile: :drinker:

    oh and I actually don't think any question ask is silly :wink: :happy:

    FC:heart:


    Way to many emoticons for me. Distracted me from the content of the message. lol :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:
  • nikilisnikilis Posts: 2,318Member Member Posts: 2,318Member Member
    no, but they will make you look like this

    marilynmonroe-smoking.jpg

    awesome right?
  • TheRealParisLoveTheRealParisLove Posts: 1,919Member Member Posts: 1,919Member Member
    You can sort of say they have calories, but it is really the other side that is the issue. They slow your metabolism causing your body to be less efficient at burning calories. It's the nicotine and other chemicals in the cigarettes that are the active ingredient, not the sugar.
  • Sarauk2sfSarauk2sf Posts: 28,493Member Member Posts: 28,493Member Member
    You can sort of say they have calories, but it is really the other side that is the issue. They slow your metabolism causing your body to be less efficient at burning calories. It's the nicotine and other chemicals in the cigarettes that are the active ingredient, not the sugar.

    They slow your metabolism? How is that? They are a mild stimulant.
  • MyhaloslippedMyhaloslipped Posts: 4,359Member Member Posts: 4,359Member Member
    You can sort of say they have calories, but it is really the other side that is the issue. They slow your metabolism causing your body to be less efficient at burning calories. It's the nicotine and other chemicals in the cigarettes that are the active ingredient, not the sugar.

    They slow your metabolism? How is that? They are a mild stimulant.

    I am wondering the same thing. When I quit smoking, I was told that my metabolism would slow down from quitting, and it seemed like it did. It was more difficult to keep my weight down for a while, but quitting was the best decision I ever made.
  • pinkraynedropjackipinkraynedropjacki Posts: 3,103Member Member Posts: 3,103Member Member
    Who the hell bumps a post from 2009?
  • pinheadplanetpinheadplanet Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    You're not supposed to eat them blondie ;-)
  • Sarauk2sfSarauk2sf Posts: 28,493Member Member Posts: 28,493Member Member
    You can sort of say they have calories, but it is really the other side that is the issue. They slow your metabolism causing your body to be less efficient at burning calories. It's the nicotine and other chemicals in the cigarettes that are the active ingredient, not the sugar.

    They slow your metabolism? How is that? They are a mild stimulant.

    I am wondering the same thing. When I quit smoking, I was told that my metabolism would slow down from quitting, and it seemed like it did. It was more difficult to keep my weight down for a while, but quitting was the best decision I ever made.

    I just did a bit of google-fu'ing.

    There is actually a correlation with insulin resistance - but no proof of causation.

    http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/87/4/801.full

    Interesting though as the possibility is raised. [Note: the above was a quick research and I am sure that there are a lot more studies out there].

    Obviously there are behavioral aspects of smoking that often lead to weight gain when stopping smoking.
  • nikilisnikilis Posts: 2,318Member Member Posts: 2,318Member Member
    You can sort of say they have calories, but it is really the other side that is the issue. They slow your metabolism causing your body to be less efficient at burning calories. It's the nicotine and other chemicals in the cigarettes that are the active ingredient, not the sugar.

    uhh..... what? if thats true, then why would a smokers BMI be higher, and drop when they stop?
  • jimmmerjimmmer Posts: 3,535Member Member Posts: 3,535Member Member
    I genuinely weep for humanity's future....
  • nikilisnikilis Posts: 2,318Member Member Posts: 2,318Member Member
    I genuinely weep for humanity's future....

    to be honest, population control is probably a positive, we don't have the resources to sustain the projected population levels.
  • sloth3toessloth3toes Posts: 2,200Member Member Posts: 2,200Member Member
    Just read about this thread elsewhere... need to bump, so I can come back later and read.
  • beachlover317beachlover317 Posts: 2,908Member Member Posts: 2,908Member Member
    Just read about this thread elsewhere... need to bump, so I can come back later and read.

    Quick summary: 5 year old post, bumped back into daylight, 21 yo smoker worried about the calories in cigarettes, told to stop eating the cigarettes and/or stop smoking.
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