Quitting Smoking and Thyroid Issues

Blog Post created by Youngatheart.7.4.12 on Jul 11, 2019

A recent post had me researching this topic and I found some interesting articles/studies on it. 

"The current studies found that nicotine withdrawal reduces secreted thyroid hormone levels by 9% in C57BL/6J mice." 

"PARIS – Smokers who have recently kicked the habit could face a significant increase in the risk of developing new-onset hypothyroidism.  The risk is greatest within the first 2 years of quitting, when it can run as high as 5 times the risk of someone who has never smoked..."


Risk of Hypothyroidism Rises With Recent Smoking Cessation | MDedge Internal Medicine 

Vol 6 Issue 1 p.3 | American Thyroid Association 

Weight Gained after Smoking Cessation May Be Caused by Onset of Hypothyroidism 


Be informed!