Nicotine Withdrawal and Beyond
By Terry Martin, About.com Guide
- After the Last Cigarette
- Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms
- Nicotine Withdrawal Tips
- Weight Control
- Personal Quit Stories
After the Last Cigarette
Twenty minutes after you stub out that last cigarette, your body begins to heal. The physical improvements are numerous and will continue to grow with time.
Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms
Symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can and do include just about every physical discomfort you can think of, along with several you probably haven't considered.
Nicotine Withdrawal Tips
Some understanding about what to expect when you quit smoking along with tips for weathering the discomforts associated with nicotine withdrawal will help you cope with this short-lived phase of smoking cessation successfully.
- Top 10 Nicotine Withdrawal Tips
- 7 Coping Skills
- 4 Steps to Defeat the Urge to Smoke
- Overcome Junkie Thinking
- The 5 D's of Smoking Cessation
- 101 Things to Do Instead of Smoking
- Your First Smoke-Free Weekend
- 5-Minute Craving Busters
- 10 Things to Avoid When You Quit
- The Value of Deep Breathing
- Reward Yourself!
- Tips From Successful Quitters
- Remember Your Reasons for Quitting
- Managing Stress Without Smoking
- Will Nicotine Withdrawal Ever End?
- 8 Things Not to Say to Someone Trying to Quit Smoking
While a small amount of weight gain when we quit smoking is normal, excessive gain is unhealthy and can undermine your quit program. Learn how to quit successfully and keep weight from ballooning out of control.
- Smoking and Metabolism
- Smoking Cessation and Weight Gain
- Health Risks of Quit-Related Weight Gain
- Quitting and Weight Gain FAQs
- Life After Cigarettes - Book Review
- Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight - Book Review
- Readers Respond: Weight Control Tips
- The Chubster - Leslie's Story
- Empowered and Thinner - Dee's Story
- Positve Domino Effects - Sally's Story
- 6 Months Quit and Losing Weight - Maia's Story
Personal Quit Stories
An important resource for the new quitter, the personal stories of those who have quit smoking are filled with practical advice and tips that will help you succeed too. Settle in and do some reading. You'll come away inspired and motivated to put smoking in your past, once and for all.
- 10 Inspirational Quit Stories
- Freedom After 40 Years of Smoking
- The First Three Years - Sally's Story
- If You Want to Change Your Life, Change Your Mind
- The First Six Smoke-Free Months
- Karen's Tips at One Year Smoke-Free
- Taking Back Control - Kevin's Story
- Couldn't Be Happier - Two Years Smoke-Free for Kevin
Healing the Mind
True freedom is a state of mind, and as we begin the journey to break the chains of nicotine addiction once and for all, we must do the work to heal both body and mind. Learn how to decipher smoking urges and reprogram them with new, healthier choices.
- The Icky Threes
- Will I Miss Smoking Forever?
- Fostering the Mindset for Success
- Don't Settle for Less in Your Life
- Depression When You Quit Smoking
- Nicotine Addiction: Myths vs. Facts
- Goodbye and Good Riddance!
- Patience With the Process
- Seasons of Smoking Cessation
- There is No Substitute for Time
- Own Your Quit Program
- The Smoker in Our Heads
- The Truth About Smoking Pleasure
- The Pros and Cons of Smoking
- Don't Believe the Hype - Angela's Story
Knowledge is Power
We all know that smoking is harmful, but looking at the facts head-on is empowering. Use education as a powerful tool to help you change how you think about smoking.
- 20 Shocking Smoking Facts
- How Smoking Harms Us -- From Head to Toe
- Mind Over Matter: Does How You Quit Affect Your Success?
Relapse Prevention and Recovery
Junkie thinking is the internal battle that goes on between our will to quit and the addiction we're tied to. It is a common facet of recovery that we must learn to negotiate smoke-free. Use the tools below to help you recognize and redirect faulty thought patterns so that you can move through this phase of smoking cessation successfully.
- 5 Steps That Lead to Relapse
- Outsmart Junkie Thinking
- Rationalizations for Smoking
- There is No Such Thing as Just One Cigarette
- Why Do People Relapse Years Later?
- I Slipped and Smoked...What Now?
- Anatomy of a Smoking Relapse - Leslie's Story
- A Relapse Story - Loribelle's Story
- Personal Relapse Accounts - Reader Feedback
Our Voices - Reader Feedback
About.com Smoking Cessation has a number of ways that you can share your thoughts and experiences with quitting tobacco. Follow the links below to read what others have said and and add your comments as well. We'd love to hear from you.