Although it is unusual, my husband quit smoking cold turkey after having smoked heavily for more than 30 years and never once smoked again. He suffered no withdrawal symptoms, but he did gain weight which he has had trouble losing.
I stopped smoking gradually, perhaps over a period of five years. I occasionally want a cigarette, but resist. I did not gain any weight.
Thanks a lot for the reply allmymarbles... sorry for my late response as I was very much pre-occupied on something else and I just couldn't organize my thoughts easily...
Well let me see, beyond wanting to thro a hissy fit and beat and abuse someone badly because you cannot smoke but want to very very badly? By the way,if you do this? You have already lost the ballgame and do not have the mindset for quitting.
People experience different things, some experience no side effects or withdraw and for others it is the worst battle of their life and experience everything from, anxiety, depression, and learning that it is mind over matter and if you do not control the mind, you cave.
Thanks a lot teko for the additional input