How long you have to fight the withdrawal symptoms is individual. It mainly depends on how much and how often you used snus or smokeless tobacco. The more snus you have used, the higher the probability that you will experience difficult withdrawal symptoms.
At the same time, it is important to remember that the withdrawal symptoms are temporary – they are a challenge, yes, but this, too, shall pass!
The first week after quitting snus or smokeless tobacco is usually the hardest and the period when the nicotine craving is greatest. No wonder – your body has built up a dependency over a long period of time, and when the addiction is suddenly no longer met, the body begins to protest.
Common withdrawal symptoms can be
- Strong nicotine craving
- Irritation, anger, depression
- Sweet tooth and hunger
How intense and which withdrawal symptoms you get depend on how dependent on nicotine you are. For some, it’s quite taxing; for others, the symptoms can be mild.
For those who experience strong discomfort from nicotine withdrawal, it can of course be difficult to maintain motivation: Is it worth quitting snus if I feel this badly?
The answer to that question is yes – getting rid of nicotine addiction is a great gift to give yourself. It improves your health and mind, as well as reduces the risk of a number of diseases.