The study, published in the journal Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, describes this exacerbation as "fatigue deprivation". In their work, scientists have sought to find out at what age people most often tend to stop fighting addiction and return to smoking.
"We all know stories about people who have tried to quit smoking many times, but they have not succeeded. Imagine what cognitive and emotional effort is required for rejection. People overeat or just get tired of fighting cravings. This study identifies the time when this risk of burning is greatest, "commented one of the authors Matthew J. Carpenters.
The study found out when the cigarette grew reaches the zenith of a person who tries to quit. It turned out that those smokers who had a "thawing" fatigue had a longer time to try again to quit after smoking again, and there was a greater risk that they would resume smoking after giving up. During the two-month non-smoking period, people who decided not to smoke were considerably more difficult during the last weeks than at the beginning of the abandonment.
This means that this "smoking fatigue" increases even when the physical symptoms of smoking cessation have decreased.
"It is important to recognize that smoking cessation is extremely difficult. It requires a lot of mental strength and effort even several months after giving up. After discarding, the body needs to adapt to the new conditions, "said Carpenters.