Log in
No Smoking Day
3,111 members31,695 posts

I am new today

My name is Jonn, I am trying to quit for the second time using champix. I am 36 yrs old and I have been smoking since I was aged 11. I am still smoking and have about a week left before my quit day. Can anybody give me any tips please?

11 Replies

Hi John, welcome and great news about your quit ;)

Not sure about champix as I haven't had dealings with it in my quit but, plenty of people on here have... seems to have a good success rate!! Sure someone will be along soon to answer any questions you might have.

Only advice I can give is... stick with this site... the people are helpful, always here for a good old chin wag..and have great links and advice!;);)


Hi John,

I've been taking champix for about 8 weeks and haven't smoked for almost 7 weeks. :)

Just keep taking the pills mate, once they kick in you won't feel like smoking.

You're quit date will find you.


Welcome John...... I think learning about your addiction is so important for a successful quit....... lots of great links on here to do just that and of course people on here telling you all about it :) Great people they are!!!

For me, I had to learn that there was nothing to gain from smoking...... I mean I couldn't just read about it..... I had to truly understand that point. I smoked to feed an addiction.... I craved every day until I could have that smoke and then I had to have at least 20 more...... a cycle that was NEVER going to break unless I broke it..... it was heartbreaking for me to realize I could no longer smoke..... but when I realized there was nothing to lose and everything to gain I finally stopped feeling sorry for myself and feeling deprived..... that is when my quit turned into a successful one....

Hope this helps you..... everyone is different. You have to make your own realizations and I tell you, the forum can help. Good luck to you and I'll see you around :D


Hi & welcome to the forums :)

I would suggest reading/listening to :

"allen carrs easy way to stop smoking"


help other willing to stop smokers on these forums & in the real world.

Works like magic :cool:

I love being a non-smoker

Good luck!


Hi John :)

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 whyquit.com and woofmang.com 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


Hi John,

I am quitting using champix, I set a stop date but I didnt reach it I stopped 2 days before, I guess I just found the right time to start, I am sure you will do well when you are ready, good luck.



Hi John Im quitting on champix though only on one tab a day now. I smoked up tilll day 10 on the champix then stopped, you still need will power but champix helps you along the way. As other have said reading is a must, at first I couldnt get into the reading side of it but eventually it all started to sink in and helped me to understand what was REALLY going on and I feel more at peace with myself. Other thing is keep posting it really helps on good days and bad they are a great bunch on this site and will help you. :)


Hi John,

Welcome and good luck.



Hello and welcome to the forum.

Not much to add to all the others comments, but Champix has helped kick start many peoples quit here. The key to staying quit after it is to loose the feeling that you are depriving yourself, remember that quitting smoking is not a sacrifice its about gaining back health, wealth and control.

Best wishes




Thanks to everyone for their kind comments, I appreciate all of them.



hi john and wellcome to the fourm,,congrates on your quit,,and good luck to you just keep the faith and keep :D:D:D tony


You may also like...