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How quickly do withdrawal symptoms occur after you stop smoking and how bad are they?

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They kick in fast. Research shows that the average smoker starts to feel the symptoms of withdrawal within an hour of putting out his last cigarette. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, and difficulty concentrating appear within the first 3 hours. It’s intense but short, though it might not feel that way at the time.

From: Surviving Without Smoke: Month 1 WebMD Medical Reference

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Coral Arvon, PhD, behavioral health specialist, Pritikin Longevity Center, Miami.

American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Hendricks, P. , 2006; vol. 187: pp 385-396. Psychopharmacology

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Coral Arvon, PhD, behavioral health specialist, Pritikin Longevity Center, Miami.

American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Hendricks, P. , 2006; vol. 187: pp 385-396. Psychopharmacology

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on January 16, 2019

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