Time course of cigarette widhdrawal symptoms while using nicotine gum

  title={Time course of cigarette widhdrawal symptoms while using nicotine gum},
  author={Robert West and Peter Hajek and Michael Belcher},
Ratings of withdrawal symptoms were provided at weekly intervals by 147 smokers clinic clients who managed complete abstinence for 4 weeks. The ratings followed a similar temporal pattern regardless of amount of nicotine gum used. Irritability, depression, difficulty concentrating and restlessness peaked in the 1 st week or two and returned to baseline by week 4. Hunger was more persistent. Craving was reported to be the most troublesome withdrawal symptom at first, although by the 4th week… CONTINUE READING

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