Hunger

Here’s an overview of why you’re feeling more hungry than usual and what you can do to cope: 

Withdrawal sign or symptom
You feel hungry

Why you’re feeling it
Your brain is confusing a nicotine craving with a craving for food (hunger).
Your mouth isn’t busy smoking, so you have the urge to eat to keep it busy.

How long it lasts
2-4 weeks

What you can do
Eat healthy, balanced meals and snacks. Try crunchy, low calorie snacks like raw veggies, pretzels, popcorn, and fruit. Drink lots of water. You may also want to chew gum.

Page Last Updated: 08/06/2016