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Manage withdrawal

Nicotine withdrawal is common during the first two weeks of being smoke-free. Here's what to expect and what you can do about it.

Many of the changes you feel when you first quit tobacco don't feel good. Nicotine withdrawal can make you feel grouchy, hungry, and nervous. You may have trouble sleeping or concentrating. These symptoms can last for a few days to several weeks. But they do go away, especially if you take medicine. You may struggle with changing your smoking habits and rituals. This is a lot to deal with, but keep at it. You will feel better.

Withdrawal symptoms and tips on how to manage them

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