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Withdrawal symptoms

Tobacco deprivation has been found to produce many symptoms in chronic smokers. While increased craving for tobacco is most common, a variety of other symptoms have also been reported.
You may experience the following:

  • Craving for tobacco
  • Increased irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Increased hunger and eating
  • Increased somatic complaints
  • Increased episodes of coming awake during sleep.
Most of these withdrawal symptoms begin shortly after the onset of tobacco deprivation and peak 24–48 hours later.


Reference:

Pharmacological adjuncts in smoking cessation, National Institute on Drug Abuse(NIDA),Research Monograph 53:56-67.