Nicotine cravings, anger, anxiety, frustration, and depression are common stop smoking side effects.
When you stop smoking you can substantially reduce your risk of disease. Millions of people have quit over the years and now live healthy smoke-free lives. Even though there is many different ways to stop smoking there are many common stop smoking side effects, also known as withdrawal symptoms.
One of the most common is nicotine cravings. Even when smoking your body starts to go through withdrawals, urging you to smoke. As a smoker, you get used to having a certain level of nicotine in your body. The level is controlled by how much you smoke, the type of tobacco you use, and how deeply you inhale. After stopping your body will begin having nicotine cravings within the first few hours of your last cigarette. Even though these cravings come and go they can linger on for several weeks. As you get a few days under your belt the cravings will get farther apart.
Many people use a nicotine replacement product to manage nicotine cravings such as; nicotine gum, lozenges, or the patch. Remember this only helps break the habit of smoking, you will still need to gradually reduce the nicotine until you no longer taking in any.
Additional Stop Smoking Side Effects Include:
- Weight Gain
- Trouble Sleeping
Stop Smoking Tip
Remember that withdrawal symptoms will come and go. The more time you have not smoking the less they will be.