Thursday, October 04, 2007

Health Tip: Nicotine Withdrawal

(HealthDay News) - Nicotine is an extremely addictive substance that causes physical and psychological reactions in the body when it is no longer available.
The highly addictive nicotine in cigarettes is what makes quitting smoking so difficult.
The American Cancer Society lists these common symptoms of nicotine withdrawal:

  • Dizziness.

  • Insomnia, restlessness and difficulty concentrating.

  • Depression, irritability and moodiness.

  • Feeling frustrated or anger.

  • Headache, fatigue and increased appetite.

Some people have found using the nicotine patch or chewing gum with nicotine in it as useful transitional methods for quitting smoking
But, health experts warn, eventually it is your own will-power that's needed to quit.

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