Dreams of Smoking Cigarettes When Quitting Smoking.

Ex Smoker Waking from smoking dreamIf you find yourself dreaming about smoking cigarettes in the middle of a quit smoking campaign, don’t be alarmed. As this study suggests; it’s an entirely normal phenomenon and one to be expected during both chemical withdrawal and medium to long term recovery. [Read more…]

Suffering Insomnia While Quitting Smoking.

Alarm ClockIt’s not uncommon to hear of people struggling to find sleep when they stop smoking. For an unlucky few, it may even lead to insomnia. It can be pretty tempting to single out nicotine withdrawal as being the cause for this.  [Read more…]

Quitting Smoking and Weight Gain.

Ex Smoker standing on scalesIt is well accepted that for the majority of ex smokers, quitting smoking leads to weight gain. When nicotine hijacks the brain, it creates networks of brain cells (neurons), that link to other networks affecting our behaviours. [Read more…]

The Quitters Flu.

Man with Quitters FluHave you recently quit smoking and now find yourself feeling sick? You may be suffering from the quitters flu; a number of symptoms that combine in such a manner they  resemble a cold or flu like illness. Most smokers who quit will experience it. [Read more…]

Understand and Work with Your Cravings.

Man Craving a CigaretteFor years, it has been said that recovery from nicotine addiction can be broken into two different stages, the physiological stage of chemical withdrawal and the psychological stage of breaking the habit. This notion is somewhat incomplete. [Read more…]

Managing the Grouch Effect When Quitting Smoking.

Angry ex smoker screaming in extreme rageThe moment a smoker begins to withdrawal from nicotine, they become cranky, irritable and unpleasant to be around. Abstain for too long and they get outright angry. Quit smoking altogether, and well, they become a raging pain in the A$$. [Read more…]

Quitting Smoking May Cause Fatigue and Tiredness.

Woman Suffering Quit Smoking FatigueRecovery from nicotine addiction is both physically intense and a very stressful process. During the early stages of chemical withdrawal, quitters undergo a rigorous healing phase. For the majority of smokers, quitting requires immense concentration, self discipline and resilience, resulting in varying levels of fatigue and tiredness.
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Quitting Smoking is a Real Headache.

Ex smoker suffering a headacheIt is not unusual for people to experience headaches when they first quit smoking. It is possible that the headaches experienced during nicotine withdrawal are the result of fluctuating serotonin levels. [Read more…]

Quitting Smoking and Constipation.

A red brick. Smoking tobacco and using nicotine, wreaks havoc on the digestive system. Heartburn, liver disease, peptic ulcers, Crohn’s disease and gall stones are just some of the ailments that cigarette smokers and nicotine addicts will suffer from. [Read more…]