Prevent Tobacco Relapse

Symptoms of Withdrawal

If you have been a regular smoker or vaper and suddenly stop, you may have withdrawal symptoms due to the lack of nicotine in your body. Some things you may experience:

  • Problems sleeping
  • Increased appetite
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Depressed mood
  • Restlessness
  • Anger, hostility, aggression
  • Thinking and attention problems

Thing to Keep in Mind

  • Withdrawal symptoms are usually the worst 2-3 days after your last tobacco use
  • Symptoms are both mental and physical
  • Nicotine replacements can help
  • Call your doctor if you have questions or concerns

Tobacco Relapse

It can take several attempts to quit tobacco. If you have tried and failed:

  • Don’t be afraid to try again
  • Don’t beat yourself up
  • Use the experience to gain knowledge about what worked and what didn’t
  • Your loved ones will support your effort, just as much as your success
  • Most importantly, keep trying