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

Going to places where you can’t smoke when first 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!”
Resources regarding mental health issues
Medication adjustments that may be necessary after quitting smoking
Using cigarettes to self medicate pre-existing conditions
“Is anyone else experiencing the symptom of…?
“Is this a symptom of quitting smoking?” (part 2)
Tell a newbie how many seconds a day you want a cigarette
Craves or thoughts that occur over time