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The challenge of stopping smoking

Despite the widely understood health risks associated with smoking, stopping smoking can be very challenging.

Smokers grow to rely on cigarettes delivering nicotine rapidly to the brain which can result in them getting caught in a cycle of nicotine dependency.3-5

For smokers trying to quit, nicotine withdrawal symptoms can include restlessness and irritability, as well as difficulty sleeping or concentrating.3,4 These unpleasant feelings can make stopping smoking very hard.

Fluctuations in nicotine levels affect how smokers feel throughout the day. These fluctuations can make quitting difficult for those relying on willpower alone.3,4,6