tobacco withdrawal syndrome
tobacco withdrawal syndromeA condition characterised by irritability, sleep disorders, gastrointestinal disturbances, increased appetite and weight gain.
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.
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tobacco withdrawal syndromeSubstance 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.
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