This article is from the Stop Smoking FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Contributed by Susan <email@example.com>
"Another person in the ng who wanted this information thought others would
be interested, so I am passing it along. Walking has helped me a lot, both
on the stress side and to avoid gaining weight.
Smoking fact: A smoker who smokes 20 cigarettes per day burns
approximately 200 calories more each day than if he/she were a non-smoker.
To eliminate that 200 calorie gain, use the calculation below:
A person weighing 140 pounds who walks 3 miles [roughly 5km] per hour (a 20
minute mile) will burn about 95 calories per mile. 45 minutes at this pace
will result in about 2 miles being walked, or 215 calories burned. This
alone will prevent weight gain after quitting. Just walk a little longer or
a little faster to lose weight. Also remember that 3,500 calories need to
be expended or eliminated from the diet per pound of weight. I personally
much prefer working out to giving up calories!
At 120 lbs, a person walking at 3 mph will burn 80 calories. For every 10
lbs you weigh over 120, add 5 calories burned."