you’re the most vulnerable to cravings and anxiety. You may find yourself irritable, hungry, fatigued, and having trouble sleeping. These symptoms of withdrawal will usually peak within three days to two weeks after quitting.
During this period of time and beyond, you should look for distractions (101 things to do instead of smoking) and reward yourself for every time you go a day without reaching for a cigarette. Celebrating your milestones can be a huge boost to morale. Small rewards can include a game, book, movie you’ve been wanting, jewelry or a meal at your favorite restaurant. Treats like chocolate are okay, but to avoid quitter’s weight gain, be sparing with the snacks and sugar.