No Smoking Day
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First Day for me

Well. I have had some success in the past with hypnosis. The longest lasting was for 18months, then a weekend overseas with boozy, smoking pals put paid to that. BUT today I have started on champix.:eek:

A smoker since I was 15, now 57 and 30 a day, it's about time I gave up for good.:p

First tablet about 2 hours ago and already have a bit of a headache, maybe imagined?:(

Appreciate support on here if possible.;) Going to be tough. Very worried about the possible side effects that I have read about on here as well.

Lets see what happens.

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Hi Fagend :)

Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathiseing with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off and Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

I also quit with the help of champix,with no side effects apart from feeling a little nausea with the morning one, just took it later on and no further problems

Good Luck

Marg xx


Welcome fagend and the very best wishes on your quit, OH and I on day 9. Stay strong.

xxxx Pupalup xxxx


Hello and welcome buddy, all the very best with your quit, you have done it before you can do it again ;)


Hiya Fagend,

Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your quit, I'm on day 25. I too am using Champix, and apart from a little nausea in the beginning........I have no noticable side affects. Keep with us, this is a fantastic site for help and support. Love J. x;)


Hi Fagend,

Welcome to the forum, my wife is on her 13th day not smoking using champix the thing she notice was a little nausia at the begin but that has passed now and she say`s she is feeling ok. Good luck with your quit.



fishing and fags

Thanks for all the replies and support.:)

I'll keep you all updated with my progress. It'll help me to know others care, that's for sure. good to hear not all have bad side effects.


I spend my life fishing, in fact that's what I do, guiding locally. That's when I think it will be hardest.


Hi fagend,

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your decision to quit. You will find plenty of experience and support here. Post often. And do check out the sites highlighted in Marg's post and Staron's signature, very good stuff in there.

Keep strong



Hi Fagend,


I spend my life fishing, in fact that's what I do, guiding locally. That's when I think it will be hardest.

Where do you guide? I am a sea angler, shore and when I can boat, Just bought a fly rod, got to figure out how to use it. found it quite easy not smoking when I fish just kept busy, I am sure you will manage it as well good luck.



fishing's for life, not just 4 christmas

good luck dude-ther's nothing like sitting by the river wi ur rod hanging out:eek:

smoke nothing today and u and i will smoke th same amount-

u'r gona have to learn to fish ur fav spots and enjoy not smoking-it can be done-i'm on day 13 and things r good dude:)


Day 2 passed without much happening. Bit of a fuzzy head and the cigarettes tasted a bit stale? Maybe imagined, maybe were?

Had a remembered dream last night as well, but that happens every few weeks anyway. Guess the double/quad doses will be different?

Still smoking same amount at the moment but very early days. Next Thursday is "D" day.

Staron. I fish locally in Berkshire, coarse fishing. Renting a "no smoking" house on the River Wye this summer though.............


Hi Fagend :D

Glad you're doing OK with champix, the fuzzy head is quite normal and fags will begin to taste sifferent OK and dreams may ne really weird for abit

Just hang in there


Marg xxxxxxxx


Thanks Margareth.

Day 3 seemed almost normal, Have not really noticed anything regards not enjoying a ciggies as yet.

Day 4 Rotten headache in the afternoon, felt very tired pm and slept like alog till 5.45 am then head buzzing and got up.

No fag day Thursday getting closer. onto the 2 tabs from yesterday.


Hi Fagend I found I wasnt getting a hit from the cigs and when I started on the blue tabs didnt even want to finish a cig. Yet my OH right up to the day of quitting didnt notice anything different with the cigs.



Hi fagend

Hi fagend :D. This forum is great for support, you'll find lots of friends here. I absconded for a while myself, but I'm back now :rolleyes:.

I think it's important to learn from that experience on holiday. You must be very diligent in remembering what risks you face, even after 18 months (I fell into the same kind of trap)

Wishing you success,

Love P x



Congratulations, day 14 here week 3 at 930 and 1030 respectively for OH and I. Stay strong.

Its great isn't it.

xxxx Pupalup xxxx


hi...I too am using Champix..i have found if i take mine about an hour after breakfast the i dont feel sick....i do have the most bizzare nightmares tho....apparently this is not as uncommon as i thought....

I forgot to take my champix the other day and i craved like mad.

1st day is over for you...well done.....things can only get better from now on in xxx


Thanks Guys and Gals.

Days 5 and 6 were the worse. Really bad headaches all day. Took about 4 paracetomal, bit worried if that was ok.

Day 7 ok. Finding I'm sleeping very heavily for the first 5 hours then almost waking up as part of a dream!!!!

Day 8 today and noticed I keep forgetting to have a ciggy? Bit strange.

I initially planned day 9 to stop but (and this is not a cop out) looking at suggested days 8-14 think that day 10 would be best especially after 2 days of the double blues!

Off to Spain for a weeks fishing Sunday, with 3 NON SMOKERS.:D



I picked day 10 as it was a few days into the blue pill and it did help, sat down to have my last cig and couldnt wait to put it out as it was vile ;) Keep posting x


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