Does nicotine withdrawal really last for months or years?

At some Internet sites there are people who try to give all readers the impression that nicotine withdrawal or what they refer to as post acute withdrawal symptoms can last for months or even years after quitting smoking. This video addresses the inaccuracy and the dangers of perpetuating this belief.

The following videos further explore what are normal quitting reactions and what are symptoms more likely caused by other problems that may present after smoking cessation.

Going back to normal after quitting smoking
Quitting smoking: A fate worse than death
Life goes on without smoking
“Will this get better?”
“I feel 100% better since I quit smoking”
Quitting smoking and mental health
Medication adjustments that may be necessary after smoking cessation
Using cigarettes to self medicate pre-existing conditions
Quitting smoking and mental health
Is anyone else experiencing the symptom…?
“Is this a symptom of quitting smoking?” (part 2)
What is nicotine withdrawal really like?
Tell a newbie how many seconds a day you want a cigarette
Crave or thoughts for cigarettes that occur over time