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Cigarettes contains tobacco. Nicotine
is main alkaloid of tobacco. It is highly dependent substance. When stopped it has potential to cause withdrawal syndrome. Symptoms like irritability, mood swings, impaired cognition, poor concentration, anxiety
etc are commonly seen. These symptoms may even result in failure of deaddiction. Try to relax yourself by relaxation exercises or breathing exercises. If symptoms persist then visit a Psychiatrist
for expert opinion. Nicotine replacement chewing gums are available like Nicorex which can replace deficient nicotine and can be easily tapered off.
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD