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What is nicotine withdrawal?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Withdrawal symptoms are temporary and occur while your body adjusts to the drop of nicotine in your system. Symptoms tend to be at their peak about two days (48 hours) after first stopping smoking. They should have disappeared completely after 6 months."

Dr Louisa Draper

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When you quit smoking, you are likely to experience symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Nicotine is the chemical in cigarettes that makes them addictive. 

Nicotine withdrawal is your body’s reaction to you no longer inhaling nicotine. It can be unpleasant, but it is temporary. Most of the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal will be completely gone after 6 months.