- Duration: 2-3 weeks Cause: It is not uncommon to feel a little depressed after quitting tobacco. Some say that quitting smoking is like losing a close friend. Understand that the feelings are normal. Bouts of crying are not uncommon.
- Tip: Exercise is the best way to improve your mood. To get started, try a brisk 15-20 minute walk. Talk to a friend, write in a journal, volunteer at a place you can help others, go to a movie. See your doctor if symptoms worsen.