Ella Quit Smoking, Gained Weight and Lives to Tell About It


Ella shares her experience with smoking cessation. When someone succeeds even with a few set backs thrown in, it is great inspiration for others who haven’t quite taken the plunge.

A point of intererst here. I always ask my smokers what their brand is, just to educate myself and look for trends. I find that the majority are Marlboro smokers. Does anyone have an idea why Marlboro is such a popular choice?

Ella writes to metabolism.com with her story:

Yes, thanks to everyone. It was a relief to read all of the posts. I quit one year ago this last 7/7, and I am one of the unlucky ones–from 138 to the 150s. I smoked for 15 yrs and am 32. I run 4-5 miles/week, lift weights and other machines at the gym at least 5 times a week. I was also very active, with boxing, aerobics and other stuff for 5 years prior to quitting. It’s been difficult to deal with 30 pounds. But I am also taking the advice of some of the other posts and gonna come clean about my caloric intake and my ALCOHOL consumption (hey–misery loves company–a smoke in one hand and a drink in the other and now, without one, well keep pouring ….) Anyway, I have taken a month off the hooch pledge and am back on a diet. I am also going to up my 45 minutes at the gym to at least a full hour. Hopefully I will make a dent before the end of the summer.

Yes, thanks to everyone. It was a relief to read all of the posts. I quit one year ago this last 7/7, and I am one of the unlucky ones–from 138 to the 150s. I smoked for 15 yrs and am 32. I run 4-5 miles/week, lift weights and other machines at the gym at least 5 times a week. I was also very active, with boxing, aerobics and other stuff for 5 years prior to quitting. It’s been difficult to deal with 30 pounds. But I am also taking the advice of some of the other posts and gonna come clean about my caloric intake and my ALCOHOL consumption (hey–misery loves company–a smoke in one hand and a drink in the other and now, without one, well keep pouring ….) Anyway, I have taken a month off the hooch pledge and am back on a diet. I am also going to up my 45 minutes at the gym to at least a full hour. Hopefully I will make a dent before the end of the summer.
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  • TriskelionAZ

    Marlboro Trend:
    Thankfully I am not a smoker . I tried when I was 18 but with asthma that prevented me from gaining an addiction. From what I hear from my friends who smoke they said they started smoking when they were quite young and that marlboro was the “strongest” and had the most flavor(very true in Europe though!). So that became a standard for them. After the years went by i think they dilluted the tobacco with other fillers.

    An ex friend of mine who was in marketing told me once. The color RED is used on a lot of stores and ads that deal with food (or hand to mouth) since it subsconsciously has been known through studies to make people want to eat, drink etc. Thats why a lot of fast food use red as the color for them. The color BLUE is relaxing therefore its mainly used to calm people. Places where sleeping beds are sold use a lot of blue but most eateries use red or more red than anythign else. Same with cigarette boxes and Marlboro uses a lot of it and so do other cigarettes but a lot of them didnt start using red until later on.

    Those are my theories as to why people use Marlboro as a trend. Bulletin boards(Marlboro Man etc) reinforced sales too of course.

  • Debbi

    WTF???