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Quitting smoking is a process, and not every step of that process is going to be smooth. You will notice the withdrawal symptoms and effects of nicotine cravings as you continue to abstain from days and weeks and months. But what you may have wondered about why you are coughing so much. Some people assume […]
You may have noticed that you, or others who have quit smoking, tend to gain some weight after they quit. This is actually very common, and it happens for a couple of reasons. Appetite Suppression First of all, smoking decreases your appetite. In some ways, it replaces the need to eat. Of course, smokers still […]
Most medicines cause side effects, but the hope is that the medicine will give you more positive relief from your problem than side effects. Unfortunately, after reading a lot of personal stories and research studies, we don’t think this is the case when it comes to nicotine gum. There have been many reports of side […]
While there are certainly endless options on things to do while all of your family, friends or co-workers take that smoke break, there are definitely a few activities that can serve dual or triplicate purposes. Not only is it important to simply just resist the urge to join the others, but it is also important […]
Ask anyone who smokes or who has ever smoked, and you’ll always find common ground in talking about nicotine withdrawal. Addiction to nicotine is what keeps a smoking habit going, even long after you’ve realized that the habit is incredibly expensive and is taking a dangerous toll on your health. Many people who quit smoking […]
[themecolor]One of the biggest threats to someone who is quitting smoking is seeing other individuals smoke. It can trigger an immediate craving and desire for a cigarette, and can be very difficult to withstand. Seeing others doing what you aren’t allowing yourself to do is difficult, especially because you’re constantly thinking about how you want […]
Weight gain is a significant source of worry for many people who are quitting smoking. It is enough of a concern that some people as if they cannot quit smoking because of it. Scott McIntosh, PhD, who is the associate professor of community and preventative medicine at the University of Rochester in New York, has […]
Grieving and Withdrawal The stages of grief and loss can be somewhat similar to the stages of quitting smoking. It is extremely common to become angry or even enraged, or to experience intense bursts of anger when you are quitting smoking. When you experience triggers, such as highly stressful situations or experiences in their daily […]
Depression is defined as severe, typically prolonged, feelings of despondency and dejection. However, as an illness, there is much more to depression than just feelings of intense sadness. Depression can come with many symptoms, some of which may seem like they are unrelated. Those who experience depression often report experiencing any or all of the […]
Quitting smoking is not the end of your journey as a non-smoker. You can’t simply quit smoking, and expect to go about your life as if you were never a smoker. Addictions require lifelong maintenance. This is not to say that staying away from cigarettes will always be difficult for you. However, many people experience […]
The inability to focus is often one of the most common complaints for people who are quitting smoking. Many people can’t determine exactly why concentration issues occur within the quitting process. There are three main reasons that concentration is frequently lost when individuals quit smoking. If you can develop an understanding of all three of […]
Quitting smoking can be a life-changing experience, in many different ways. For some, the process is a way of reinventing their entire lives; they may focus on becoming healthier and growing as a person. For others, the process can be an extremely stressful experience. Most people who smoke associate the process, at least loosely, with […]