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Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms are as follows:
Having trouble sleeping
Feeling cranky or restless
Feeling down or having trouble concentrating
Withdrawal symptoms and smoking urges are strongest the first few days. Use the 4 D’s below to help when you crave a cigarette.
Inhale through your nose. Try to feel as if you are breathing into your stomach. Then slowly exhale all the air through your mouth. Repeat this 4 to 5 times. This can help calm the urge to smoke.
This keeps your mouth fresh and flushes nicotine from your body.
File your nails. Learn a nursery rhyme. Write a note to a friend.
Put off smoking. The urge to smoke usually lasts only a brief time.
Here are some resources to contact:
National Cancer Institute Smoking Quitline: 877-44U-QUIT (877-448-7848)
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