How Smoking Addiction Works

How smoking addiction works

When you’re physically addicted to cigarettes, your body is tricked into believing it actually needs nicotine to function. So if your nicotine level drops, your body alerts you with a variety of withdrawal symptoms – similar to how thirst alerts you to dehydration and hunger indicates a need to eat.

Thinking about quitting cold turkey? Although it is do-able and preferred by some, you will likely be vulnerable to the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Nicotine cravings
  • Irritability, frustration or anger
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Impatience
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Increased appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

NICODERM® can help control these symptoms while you focus on conquering the habits associated with smoking. Once you start on the plan, it could be only ten weeks before you are smoke free.

See our tips on beating withdrawal.

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