Hi, What a great set of forums. I think I shall be spending a bit of time here!
I'm a long time smoker of 25 or so a day, but have been trying to quit since my son was conceieved about 3 years ago. I lost my dad at age 13 and don't want my son to go through a similar experience.
Anyway, several feeble attempts with NRT that I didn't really put my heart into and lasted no more than a couple of days I finally decided to do it properly.
I went to see an NHS advisor about 2 weeks ago, who suggested I try Champix. last Saturday was my first day without so I am now on day 7 of not smoking. Champix is a wonder drug!!!! No serious craving, the only side affect was a little nausea and that soon passed.
I can't beleive how much better I feel and can't understand why I didn't do this before.
My partner and workmates have been great through the short periods of struggle and I probably would have succumbed on day 5 without their help - that was the only day when I actually wanted a smoke so far.
Anyway - I hope everyone else in the process of quitting is feeling as positive as me today, and good luck to all of you!