- Duration: A few weeks Cause: Nicotine does affect brain wave functioning. Recent studies indicate that concentration and problem-solving ability is enhanced in smokers for a short period (20-30 minutes) following administration of nicotine. Changing a habit as ingrained as tobacco use takes effort and contributes to problems in concentration.
- Tip: Plan your workload to account for your temporary lack of concentration. Avoid additional stress during the first few weeks.