Quit Guide: Quitting

Withdrawal: How You May Feel When You Quit

Common feelings 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

Not everyone has feelings of withdrawal. 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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In the Quit Guide...
Thinking about quitting
Why quit?
What's in a cigarette?
Reasons for quitting
Why is quitting so hard?
Preparing to quit
The basic steps
Medicines that can help
Other support
Quitting
Steps on quit day
Managing cravings
•Withdrawal symptoms
What to do if you slip
Staying quit
Sticking with it
Resources if you slip

Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Ed- Text Revision. (2000). American Psychiatric Association. Washington, D.C.

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