Prepare for Withdrawal Symptoms – Prevent Relapse

Symptoms of Withdrawal

If you have been a regular smoker and suddenly stop, you may have withdrawal symptoms due to the lack of nicotine in your body. Some things you may experience:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Increased appetite
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Depressed mood
  • Restlessness
  • Anger, hostility, aggression
  • Thinking and attention problems
Thing to Keep in Mind
  • Withdrawal symptoms are usually the worst 2-3 days after your last cigarette
  • Symptoms are both mental and physical
  • Nicotine replacements can help
  • Call your doctor if you have questions or concerns
Relapse

It can take several attempts to quit smoking. If you have tried and failed:

  • Don’t be afraid to try again
  • Don’t beat yourself up
  • Use the experience to gain knowledge about what worked and what didn’t
  • Your loved ones will support your effort, just as much as your success
  • Most importantly, keep trying

 
 
The Quit Link

The Quit Link