Nicotine is an addictive drug, which when inhaled reaches the brain faster than drugs that enter the body intravenously. Smokers not only become physically addicted to nicotine, but also link smoking with many social activities, making smoking a very difficult habit to break.
Cravings:Distract yourself. Take deep breaths. Cravings come and go quickly. Irritability:Count to ten. Slow down. Be patient with yourself. Insomnia:Avoid beverages with caffeine after noon. Take a walk several hours before bed. If you are using nicotine replacement products, talk to your healthcare provider about dosing and scheduling. Weight Gain:Some smokers, not all, gain weight after quitting. Nicotine raises the rate at which your body burns calories. When smokers stop, they burn fewer calories. Quitting smoking may make food taste and smell better. Nicotine is an appetite suppressant and without it some quitters tend to eat more, resulting in weight gain.