Withdrawal from smokeless tobacco may be similar to cigarette withdrawal. Withdrawal is a highly variable experience, dependent on factors like: how much nicotine used, and for how long; body size and metabolism; age; heredity; activity level and overall physical condition; diet; environment, etc. For the average smokeless tobacco quitter, withdrawal symptoms peak during the first week after use is stopped, with residual or recurring symptoms in the month or two following the quit. Some smokeless users are heavily addicted to nicotine and suffer from significant withdrawal symptoms. Working with a doctor to optimize quit-med therapy will help. Smokeless tobacco users may also notice strong urges for salt and sugar, since these are both used liberally in dip.
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