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New here - Day 5

Hi Everybody,

I've been reading through this site and there have been many answers to some of my questions. I'll keep checking and may need some support. I'm using Champix and so am still smoking but am have cut down to about 10 per day and am avoiding the trigger smokes (1st thing in the morning is the hardest).

I was very happy to hear that it is the 2nd week that you stop wanting a smoke, as I was getting worried


Kari :)


Quit date: August 20th or sooner

Smoked: 33 years at 60/day (!!); 6 year quit (gum); 10 years 25/day

Method: Champix

6 Replies

Hi and welcome Kari,

I think the day you stop wanting one will depend on you really, it varies from what i read, so don't worry or fret on a set day or approximate, it will happen in time and you'll just not feel like smoking. I've seen posts from folk where they set out and took smokes out with them and they ended up not needed any at all, it kinda worked just like that.

Main thing is.. you have made a great lifestyle choice, the benefits of which will be all too evident as the days/weeks go by, you'll see the positives soon enough :)

Welcome again, and please do post your experiences as when shared they may well help others.



Hi Jase, and Thanks!! :)

Yes, it was such a relief to know that it's just a matter of time. I have to quit this time so I plan to stay on top of it.


I'm sure some of the folks using the same method as you will post once they see your post, i think they've all gone to raid the fridge or get an early night's sleep. For now, don't worry on it whatsoever. All good things n all that :)

Just feel good you've made the choice to do this now than to have spent another month umming and arring over it. Thats gotta be good in itself :)


Hi Kari :D

Well done on day 5 champix you'll be fine and already you're down to 10 a day

I also used champix to help me and found no problems at all with it

I stopped on the 8/9th day of taking it but don't take that as a must OK some people stop before that and some after but you'll know when to stop smoking one day you'll find you just don't want to smoke anymore and that's

Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and send all new members

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

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


Marg xxxxxxxx


Hi Kari! :D

Welcome - and well done on making the choice.

I am a fellow Champix user, and Jase is quite right - it will happen for you - when you are ready. Just chill and keep positive.

I have written a blow by blow account of my experiences in the Day 1 folder (Another Diary of a Champix Quitter' - some of that may help you understand what happens. But - it comes with a caveat - we are all different, so what happened to me may not happen to you!

Good luck and keep us posted!


Hello again,

Well, I appreciate the comments from all of you. I'm going to go look at the diary you mentioned.

Thanks, Kari


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