How long does nicotine withdrawal last?
How Long Do Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms Last?
Nicotine is out of your body 72 hours after you quit smoking.
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms usually reach their peak 2 to 3 days after you quit, and are gone within 1 to 3 months.
What are nicotine withdrawal symptoms?
Symptoms of nicotine withdrawal for smokers include:
- intense cravings for nicotine.
- tingling in the hands and feet.
- nausea and abdominal cramping.
- constipation and gas.
- sore throat.
What do nicotine cravings feel like?
Craving cigarettes, feeling sad or irritable, or trouble sleeping are some common symptoms. Some people say it feels like a mild case of the flu. For most people, the worst symptoms last a few days to a few weeks. Managing withdrawal symptoms will help you feel better and be prepared for those tougher moments.
What helps with nicotine withdrawals?
How to Deal with Cravings
- Keep your mouth busy with gum, hard candy, and crunchy (healthy) food.
- Use nicotine replacement therapy, like gum, lozenges, or the patch.
- Go for a walk or do some quick exercises when a craving hits.
- Head to a public place where you can’t smoke.
- Call or text a friend.
- Take deep breaths.