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Smoking and Tobacco

Quitting

12/20/2002

Question:

how long does it usually take a smoker to quit?

Answer:

Quitting is a process that happens over time. Nicotine withdrawal is usually over in a few days to a week or so. Cravings continue for weeks to months, with a gradual decrease in frequency and intensity.

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Response by:

Jerry   Friemoth, MD Jerry Friemoth, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati