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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.


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