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Hi Everyone :) :confused:

I am new to this website and I think it is fantastic. This is day 4 of my quit and finding it not all that bad - surprisingly - I have quit many many many times before and the smokes have always won out - but not this time.

I am hoping someone might answer this question I have.

I am on week 3 of Champix and was reading on the a quit website that it takes 3 days for nicotine to leave your system. Champix does not contain

nicotine but attaches to the nicotine receptors. I am curious to find out why then do you have to take Champix for weeks and weeks when the nicotine is already out of your system in day three???

I have already been the doctors this week but forgot to ask DOH!!!

Just thought I would throw it out amongst everyone to see if anyone might know. This website has been a HUGE help to me and I would appreciate any feed back.



3 Replies

  • Hi Robbie,

    Welcome to the forum you have come to the right place for support, encouragement, information, friendship and much more.

    You have made one of the most important decisions that you can make. Freeing your self from the nicotine addiction and the benefits are immense. Read, read and read some more I always say knowledge is power the more you can find out about smoking and its effects on your body it will help you understand nicotine addiction, and how to stop smoking. Here just 2 websites that are a good source of information and and there are many more out there.

    Sorry I don't really know about Champix but I'm sure some one here will and they will be able to help you.

    Well done for 4 days smoke free one thing I do know you are nicotine free so congratulations for that Robbie.

    Good luck and post as much as you can and let us know how you are getting on good days and bad.




  • The idea behind the term of use for Champix is that it takes that long for your body to adjust to life without nicotine....

    It takes 3 days for your body to be rid of nicotine, but apparently the physical withdrawals when quitting cold turkey take 3 weeks to fade. And then the psychological craves are a problem.

    The idea is that Champix helps with all of this.

    Personally I think the course is too long, and I weaned myself off Champix after 6 weeks (5 weeks quit). A lot of others have done this too.

    However, you must do what you feel is right - you will know what to do :D

    Congratulations on your quit so far.

  • Hi Robbie :D

    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 agree with what Stuart says re champix I also came off champix early at 8 weeks of taking it that's 7 weeks week as I ket forgetting to take them and had no problems at all with wanting to smoke again, hope this helps you but you'll know what is right for you

    Well done on your 4 day quit you're doing fine

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Best Wishes

    Marg xxxxxxxx

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