E-cigarettes are not FDA-approved quit smoking tools. In many cases they have more nicotine and are more addictive. They also have chemicals that are not made to be inhaled especially with certain flavors. Learn more at https://truthinitiative.org/
Going through withdrawal is painful, but it’s a sign your body is healing and getting rid of toxins. If you have symptoms after quitting, they will be strongest in the first few days. They often go away in 2-4 weeks and having a coping plan can help.
Common signs are:
Feeling on edge‚ grouchy
Feeling restless and jumpy
Having trouble thinking clearly and focusing
Feeling down or sad
Having trouble sleeping
Slower heart rate
Feeling hungrier or gaining weight
Next Step: Getting Quit Aids
*Quit aids are covered, talk to your doctor who can help you get the right choice for you.
Talk with your doctor
Let them know you want to quit
Get a prescription for a quit aid like patches, gum, lozenges, Zyban, Chantix, or other choices.
HPSJ offers this aid to help you with your questions when your doctor’s office is closed. Speak with a Nurse and ask questions about any health problems you’re having. Quitting can bring a lot of sudden changes to your body.
If you are feeling sick and aren’t sure what to do, the Advice Nurse Line can help, 800.655.8294.
Carelon Behavioral Health
Carelon (previously known as Beacon Health Options) links you to supportive, trained counselors. They can help you overcome blocks you might go through when trying to quit. Nicotine can change your mood, so when you’re trying to quit you might find that your more annoyed, stressed, or nervous. If you have other mental health conditions Carelon can help, 888.581.7526.
Find a list of all HPSJ telephone numbers and a list of FAQ’s questions.