What are the withdrawal effects of smoking?
begin as soon as four hours after the last cigarette, generally peak in intensity at three to five days, and disappear after two weeks. They include both physical and mental symptoms. During the quitting process people should consider the physical symptoms like tingling
in the hands and feet, sweating, intestinal disorders (cramps, nausea), and headache.
Tension and craving build up during periods of withdrawal, sometimes to a nearly intolerable point. Nearly every moderate to heavy smoker experiences strong emotional and mental responses like feelings of being an infant, temper tantrums, intense needs, feelings of dependency, a state of near paralysis
, mental confusion
, vagueness, irritability, anxiety to withdrawal.