Side effects of quiting smoking are varied but can sure be overcome

Side effects of quitting smoking cigarettes such as constipation, headaches and anxiety

Side effects of quiting smoking set in immediately within minutes after the decision has been taken to quit smoking or cut down on smoking.

The side effects I am talking about on this page are the natural side effects not associated with the use of any medication. Those kind of side effects of quiting smoking can be found on the page were I talk about stop smoking products.

Here I will briefly address these natural withdrawal side effects of stopping smoking as felt within the individual. In their body and in their mind. I discuss on this page other notes that ex-smokers need to know about after they quit smoking.

It is normal for a person who is trying to quit smoking or cutting down on smoking at the least to feel irritable. They also feel very hungry (the cause of quiting smoking weight gain) and may experience constipation. Mild to severe headaches are also normal and cannot be ruled out.

Concentration will also become very difficult. These must be accepted as signs of the body healing rather than anything else. They should never be the basis for a relapse. They are simply temporary side effects of quiting smoking. They can be expected to leave within two weeks of stopping.

Simply seeing someone light a cigarette will usually instill an immediate urge to smoke. This happens even when there hadn't been any thoughts of smoking before the encounter. A smoldering cigarette may give an inviting smell and make you want to light up. It may on the other hand also terribly put you off altogether.

There are important things to note when you set your mind on your quiting as a loss. When you see others smoke it may trigger in you a sense of loss which can cause feelings of sadness.

It's always best to summarize things because it makes it easier to remember. These are the main points about the natural withdrawal side effects of quiting smoking;

  • Feeling irritable
  • Feeling very hungry
  • Constipation
  • Mild to severe headaches
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Seeing others smoke trigger urge or put you off
  • Sense of loss and sadness can be trigger by seeing others smoke

If you have not been there yet click on the link to read more on after you quit smoking.

I always find it considerate that not everyone gets it right the first time. The key is in keeping trying until you overcome. They say keep on keeping on. You may also click here too read about smoking relapse.

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