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  • Quitting smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health.
  • Withdrawal can be challenging, but it can help if you look at the symptoms as signs that your body is recovering.
  • Common symptoms include: cravings, restlessness, trouble concentrating or sleeping, irritability, anxiety, increases in appetite and weight gain.
  • Many people find withdrawal symptoms disappear completely after two to four weeks.
  • Quitline is available to help you quit, 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Changing your routine can help avoid those triggers that tell your brain it’s time for a smoke.
  • Stop smoking medications can help you quit smoking.

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Reviewed on: 31-03-2022