Withdrawal: How You May Feel When You Quit

Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Most smokers go through some sort of withdrawal. The nicotine in cigarettes is an addictive substance. The majority of people who smoke regularly are addicted to nicotine. When you stop smoking, your body has to get used to not having nicotine.

Common symptoms of smoking withdrawal include:

  • Feeling depressed

  • Not being able to sleep

  • Getting cranky, frustrated, or mad

  • Feeling anxious, nervous, or restless

  • Having trouble thinking clearly

  • Feeling hungry or gaining weight

  • Craving cigarettes


Not everyone has feelings of withdrawal. Maybe you’ll get lucky! You may have one or many of these problems. And they may last different amounts of time. The medicines described in this guide can help.

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