People, who are accustomed to regular smoking, find it even more difficult when they make an attempt to quit. Let’s face it. Quit smoking is a challenging task. This is because of the side effects of nicotine withdrawal when the body starts adjusting without input of nicotine content.
Chain smokers or people who have been smoking for a long time find it more difficult during these times. However, these are temporary and can be overcome with time and also moral support from family and friends.
Some of the physical effects of nicotine withdrawal are the following:
• Nausea, vomiting and other digestion problems
• Muscle cramps and tingling sensations in the arms and/or legs
• Flu, sore throat, common cold and cough
• Sudden increase in appetite
• Dry lips, mouth and skin
Psychological effects are as follows:
• Irritability, restlessness and insomnia
• Confusion and difficulty in concentration
• Difficulty in remembering things
• Absent mindedness
• Mood swings
• Aggressive behavior
The symptoms of nicotine withdrawal last depending on the dependence of your body on the constant input of nicotine. Hence, frequent or regular smokers find the implications more severe than occasional smokers. Initially, the withdrawal effects are quite high and they taper down over time. During this time, it is important to have the support of family members and friends to cope up with the discomfort.
On an average, it may take two months for smokers to completely come out of the problem. For some, this duration may extend depending on the time the body takes to cope up.