You've decided to quit smoking. Great job! Your first day without tobacco can be difficult. Listed below are five steps you can take to handle leave day and be confident about having the ability to stay quit. A lethal dose of nicotine is 50-80 mg, and this is why you are warned never to smoke when you are on the patch: Much nicotine is very hard on the heart and may even kill you. Constipation: This might last weeks. Cigarettes become both a diuretic and a laxative in the body so when you take nicotine away, you may get constipated. You should use an over-the-counter treatment or make a homemade laxative, which is gentler on your body.Its strange how you will get so many crazy symptoms through stopping smoking. Will anyone know how long these symptoms can carry on? 7 weeks this wed (21st nov 2012) i really do feel so much better than i did at the start, just sick of the acid reflux, if i bend down personally i think this strange feeling in my upper body like something moving, other people have this? and my chest are so tender on a regular basis is this due to the acid reflux, needs to put me off wanting to eat, as seems everything i do causes pain, im permanently belching lol. I am over a tablet so when its done in 3 weeks time i am hoping the acid reflux goes with it. Somedays i feel on top of the planet , but others personally i think really down and ratty with everyone around me :( Ive read that sometimes symptoms can keep going as long as 1 12 months.....i readWe're also giving away a Stay Stopped download within the load up. Stay Stopped is there for you after getting quit smoking, for those who encounter a situation that makes you think about starting again. With 10 Steps to Become a Non-Smoker it's improbable you will ever before need it, but it's a good feeling to know it's there for you. Take up knitting, carpentry, or other hobbies and activities that keep the hands busy. Stay away from others who smoke cigars. Ask those you can't avoid to respect your efforts to avoid smoking rather than smoke cigars around you.The idea of smoking even half scares me/ I am so terrified that I would go back to my full smoking amount. I don't understand. This week has been the most severe I am in my own third week smoke cigars free and the first two weeks were really easy. Now, it feels like I just started trying to give up. I also smoked almost 40 years. I am 52 and I speculate at times if I am doing myself worthwhile to own waited this long to give up.So one month exactly now, and my palpitations calmed down a great deal at the three week stage. I guess I might be one of the lucky ones, as I have had no desires, which astounds me after more than 40yrs. The thing now is the back of my calves that feels alternatively like I functioned them out, but nothing major. The real test though, was all weekend when the tiny guy in my own pic here possessed 24hrs of seizures, which completely pressured me away and retained me up forever. I went wintry turkey but do chew some gum to complete that, and my center did race the whole day. But back to normal now it might sound unusual, but my mental state feels I never did smoke An excellent kind of denial? So, merely to put it out there as a confident among the many negatives, I look fresher, no day cough, and my pearly whites are getting whiter. There exists hope. Don't surrender.