tobacco withdrawal syndrome

tobacco withdrawal syndrome

a change in mood or performance associated with the cessation of or reduction in exposure to nicotine. Symptoms may range from lack of concentration to anxiety and temper outbursts. A multitude of physical symptoms can also emerge.

tobacco withdrawal syndrome

A condition characterised by irritability, sleep disorders, gastrointestinal disturbances, increased appetite and weight gain.

Management
Nicotine replacement therapy (e.g., nicotine patches or gum) ameliorates some of the syndrome, but the impact is modest and selective, and does not address the psychological underpinning of tobacco use.

tobacco withdrawal syndrome

Substance abuse A condition characterized by irritability, sleep disorders, GI disturbances, ↑ appetite, weight gain; the use of nicotine replacement therapy–eg, nicotine patches ameliorate some of the components of TWS, but the impact is modest and selective, and obviously does not address the psychological component of smoking. See Nicotine replacement therapy.

tobacco withdrawal syndrome,

n a change in mood or performance associated with the cessation of or reduction in exposure to nicotine. Symptoms may range from lack of concentration to anxiety and temper outbursts.
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The guide covers smoking prevalence and patterns, health risks, interventions, providing one-on-one support, telephone counseling, group treatment, nicotine dependence, and tobacco withdrawal syndrome.