Quitting Smoking Side Effects

It turns out that the quitting smoking side effects are very diverse and plentiful. This means that smokers, if they truly get to a point in their lives where they honestly want to stop smoking, have to deal with the additional ravages of a bunch of challenging side effects that will make their lives somewhat hard, at least for a little while. According to the website called Quit Smoking Support, which asserts it has been providing smoking cessation help since 1989, the list of side effects for people who quit smoking is long and also annoying.

That said, however, the quitting smoking side effects do not last all that long. Take this tidbit of information, for example. According to the Quit Smoking Support website, many of the side effects peak 48 hours after an individual has stopped smoking, and many of them will be utterly gone by the time that six months have passed.

Still, it is also important for you to remember that, for many folks, it can take as long as between 8 and 12 weeks for a person to be totally comfortable with going from being a smoker to a non-smoker.

Quitting Smoking Side EffectsDon’t Succumb To Your Demons!

It goes without saying that smokers who are having to endure the side effects are not going to have a fun time. In fact, you might well be tempted to succumb to your demons and return to smoking cigarettes or using tobacco, if only to stop these aggravating quitting smoking side effects.

However, even when you are under siege like this, you can still remind yourself just why you have a desire and a commitment to quit smoking. For example, you could very easily write your reasons for quitting smoking on a card and then bring this card wherever you venture.

Further, the smoker who is under siege like this can just keep telling himself that the distress he is feeling is only a small fraction of the very real pain associated with continued smoking. Some examples would be torturous diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, chemotherapy and operations.

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The First Two Weeks
The first two weeks after quitting are generally the hardest time that a smoker will have to endure, and they are divided into both physical symptoms and mental or emotional symptoms.

Physical Symptoms
In the first two weeks, a person trying to quit smoking will usually experience physical symptoms such as:
a headache
intestinal problems such as nausea and/or cramping
tingling in the feet and the hands
and even the usual symptoms of a cold, which include symptoms like coughing and a sore throat.

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Mental or Emotional Symptoms
On the mental or emotional side of the side effects, you can expect and should look for symptoms such as:
mental confusion
feelings of dependency
throwing temper tantrums
intense neediness
and even depression

Possible Weight Gain
Smoking suppresses the appetite
Heavy smokers can burn more calories each day than non-smokers
Within the first 3-12 months you may experience a weight gain of 8-11 lb (4-5 kg)
The weight gain is reversible

The type of depression a person trying to quit smoking can experience, according to reports, can be similar to the type of loss that would not be unusual with the loss of a family member. It may be more common in women.

Studies showed that after quitting, smokers were happier when they weren’t smoking, and became prone to mood swings if they smoked again.

As you can see, there are a whole bunch of side effects that are going to beset a person who is trying to stop smoking.

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Useful Resources:

Smoking cessation (click the link then scroll half way down the page to “Side effects”):

Coughing after quitting

Depression & Smoking

2 Responses to “Quitting Smoking Side Effects”

  1. Randy says:

    Hi David,

    I read with interest your information about side effects of giving up smoking. You said that the craving should begin to disappear after 48 hrs so I gave it a try. You are right, the first 48 hrs for me was hell. After that it became easier and easier. I have now been off the “smokes” for 2 weeks and never going back to smoking again. I’m sure that your information was paramount in me being able to quit.

    Thank you

    • David says:

      I know what you’re saying Randy…the first 48 hrs were hell for me too. Keep going and it WILL get easier. I’m pleased you’re finding the information helpful.


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