- Duration: 2-4 weeks Cause: Irritability is caused by the body’s craving for nicotine. Heavy smokers are more likely to report this symptom.
- Tip: Distract yourself by engaging in a hobby or exercise. Reward yourself for the progress you have made – go out for supper, watch a movie, or buy yourself a special treat. Take some deep breaths. Try a nicotine replacement therapy like nicotine gum or patch.