Smoking Withdrawal

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What are some of the withdrawal symptoms when quitting smoking and what can be done to prevent them?

Answer

Smoking People who quit using tobacco products may experience a variety of withdrawal symptoms, including the following:

  • A craving for tobacco

  • Anxiety

  • Decreased blood pressure and heart rate

  • Depression

  • Difficulty sleeping, restlessness

  • Drowsiness

  • Headache

  • Increased appetite and weight gain

  • Increased skin temperature

  • Irritability, difficulty concentrating

  • Upset stomach

While these symptoms tend to go away over time, using nicotine replacement products - such as patches, lozenges, and gum - can help to reduce withdrawal symptoms. The prescription medication Zyban SR« (bupropion) can help reduce withdrawal symptoms and lessen the urge to smoke.

Visit our Smoking Cessation Center for quitting tips and motivation.

View products to stop smoking available on Walgreens.com.

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