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Is there a link between Quitting Smoking and Chest Pains?

I am a 26 year old male and have smoked since age 16. I have been trying to find any way possible to quit smoking as I felt it was consuming my life. Tried Electronic Cigarettes and I understand the possible similarity between smoking and "vaping" but mentally I could not stand the ecig. So I finally decided to quit after reading Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking and have been smoke free for 2 days. Other than some mild insomnia last night I have felt pretty good however today I have noticed a very odd burning sensation in my chest. Has anyone had this type of issue? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Anxiety is one of the main symptoms of nicotine withdraw which can cause the burning sensation in your chest and the insomnia that you described. This should slowly go away as your body works through its detox of the nicotine (1-2 weeks).

Great job quitting!

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It's happened to me 2 months ago and I quickly quit cold turkey. For the fact I had a mild heart attack from the ecigs... Chest pains are still here. Went to the ER 4 times in 2 months not knowing how severe angina chest pains are. I just hope your symptoms aren't as severe. Great job letting that crap go. Breathing fresh air is lovely.
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