Duration: 1-4 weeks (usually most intense in the first week after quitting)Cause: After quitting, you may confuse nicotine cravings with hunger pangs. You may also have a better sense of taste as the nerve endings in your mouth and nose re-grow, with the result that you feel like you want to eat more.
Tip: Take control of your appetite—be careful not to replace cigarettes with food. Heavy tobacco users experience feelings of hunger more often after quitting than light users. Eat balanced meals. Have low calorie snacks or beverages on hand. Drink plenty of water. Try a nicotine replacement therapy such as gum, or lozenges.