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Is it possible to quit smoking without any urge or withdrawal symptoms at all? I read that this is bad. Is it so?
Different people: Have different levels of addiction and therefore withdrawal symptoms may be different as well. The more you smoke daily and the longer you have been smoking the more withdrawal symptoms you may experience. Withdrawal from nicotine is less severe than from other addictive substances which is why there are no inpatient programs for smoking cessation. The most important thing is to stop. ...Read more
Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more
Yes: a mild to moderate discontinuation syndrome has been reported, usually with anxiety, craving for marijuana, insomnia and irritability, appetite changes. In most people it is very mild, really only occurs in heavy daily users, and is self-limited and usually is gone within a week or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most definitely!: Some think it funny, but mj is a serious drug. The withdrawal includes weeks to months of irritability, boredom ; malaise, increased anxiety, ; insomnia. It takes time but recovery is worth it. Explore treatment programs ; community support groups in your area (aa, lifering, sos, etc). The ma website (marijuana-anonymous.Org) points to in person, online ; phone meetings, + more info. Best wishes. ...Read more
How heavily using: The answer depends to some extent on how heavily and how long you have been smoking marijuana. Also there is considerable individual variation in how severe withdrawal symptoms are. If you have been smoking fairly heavily for six months to a year or more you may have withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Immediately: People begin to experience craving, anxiety and irritability almost the moment they make the decision to stop, and the symptoms escalate about the time they are due for their next cigarette. If withdrawal symptoms are severe enough to cause problems with daily life, or if you are close to relapsing to tobacco, consider treatment with patches, lozenges etc, or Chantix or zyban.Support programs help. ...Read more
I quit smoking 4 days ago (cold turkey) and was wondering when the withdrawal symptoms and urge to smoke would disappear? Any ideas guys?
Withdrawal : 0-2 packs a day cold turkey? Congratulations first off but you will experience withdrawal effects until your receptors renew and stop craving it. Some things to help include finding something else to do with your hands during that time, breathing exercises, perhaps yoga (i don't know any classes that allow you to smoke while doing it) and your overworked lungs will thank you for it. Congrats! ...Read more
Help plz! Can smoking one cigarette after quitting for a while cause withdrawal symptoms all over again?
Recharge the habit.: After having quit, smoking even one cigarette can get you smoking full bore all over again. Don't tempt fate. The mental battle to remain abstinent from smoking lasts forever. ...Read more
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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