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Overcoming Nicotine Withdrawal Urges

When you quit smoking it is almost certain you will encounter nicotine withdrawal urges. When a person quits smoking they deprive the body of the nicotine it has grown accustom too. Nicotine is considered one of the most additive substances on the Earth and it takes time to rid the body of its presence and effects. So if you are in the market to quit smoking, which you should if you are a smoker, you need to be aware that there will be obstacles and one of these obstacles is overcoming nicotine withdrawal urges.

Before you actually quit smoking you should have a plan on how to deal with many of the common nicotine withdrawal urges you will encounter.

Some common nicotine withdrawal urges include:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Cravings to smoke a cigarette
  • Increase in appetite

By knowing some of the common nicotine withdrawal urges you may encounter you can develop a plan on how you are going to deal with the nicotine withdrawal symptoms. If you are concerned about not being able to overcome and cope there is still help. Nicotine cessation products such as; nicotine gum and patch can help you quit smoking by breaking the habit of smoking. Remember, you still will have to quit whichever product you choose and you will still need to overcome the nicotine withdrawal urges. Over time you can begin to wean yourself off the nicotine cessation product. Then you will be free of the drug completely.

If you are concerned about dealing with depression after you quit smoking there are prescription drugs such as Zyban or Wellbutrin that can help. These types of medications have also shown to be effective towards many of the other symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawals. Talk to your doctor for more information.

Nicotine withdrawal urges will come and go throughout the day. The longer you make it without smoking the less intense they will be. When you quit smoking you will begin to encounter urges to smoke as your body rids itself of the nicotine. Wait it out, the urge will pass. Find ways to distract yourself and try to relax. Change your daily routine if you possible and stock up on healthy food to munch on. Inform those close to you that you are quitting smoking so they understand why, at times, if you start to act a bit touchy. Keep reminding yourself why it is important to you to quit smoking. You can quit and if you slip quit again.

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