When you decide to quit smoking or using tobacco, you may start to experience side effects.
Many of these are due to nicotine—the addictive substance found in most forms of tobacco—including cigarettes. When you quit, you’re no longer getting the nicotine your brain is used to, and that’s when the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal may begin.
Withdrawal symptoms might not happen to everyone, but you may experience some or many of these symptoms. If you have strong withdrawals or they keep happening to you, you might want to talk to your doctor about Nicotine Replacement Therapy, such as patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers or nasal spray which can help reduce your symptoms.