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Oct 26 at 03:39 AM

Tuesday Quit Tip

Nicotine Dependence

Most smokers become addicted to nicotine, a drug that is found naturally in tobacco.

More people in the United States are addicted to nicotine than to any other drug. Research suggests that nicotine may be as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol.

Quitting smoking is hard and may require several attempts. People who stop smoking often start again because of withdrawal symptoms, stress, and weight gain.

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms may include:
Feeling irritable, angry, or anxious
Having trouble thinking
Craving tobacco products
Feeling hungrier than usual