Our expert says:
No, it is NEVER EVER "traumatic", in the prper meaning of traumatic, for someone to give up smoking. It can of course be unpleasant for them, and they may be irritable at times.
From the sound of it, he shouldn't be doing this on his own, and should seek expert advice and assistance to come of the nicotine addiction more smoothly and without this unpleasant irritability. And the more sinister mentioning of suicidal thoughts, sufggesting a significant element of depression, too.
Its so sad that some people so foolishly rule out the possibility of using meds - they'd not refuse a bandage if they got cut, or plaster of paris if they broke a leg. Try to persuade him to see a doctor, even a shrink, for proper expert advice. There are meds, and things like nicotine patches, which can make it much easier to give up smoking without all these unpleasant effects
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