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Better You Tip: Stress & Nicotine Withdrawal

Once you decide to quit smoking, nicotine withdrawal can have unpleasant side effects.This video explains new ways to deal with stress and anxiety.

In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson provides different ways to cope with the stress of nicotine withdrawal when trying to quit smoking. 

Dr. Atkinson suggests taking a moment to write down on a piece of paper a list of reasons why you decided to quit smoking, as a reminder of why this period of nicotine withdrawal will be worth it in the end. When you are experiencing anxiety, staying active and focusing on your breathing are great techniques for channeling that stress. 

 

Dr Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 1:15. Last Updated On: May 30, 2014, 11:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Holly Atkinson, Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: Nov. 30, 2012
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