I started my course of Champix yesterday. Smoked as normal - and have to own up to being disappointed that I wanted to, it felt 'good' and so on. 'Impatient' is my middle name and the rational part of me (small as it is) knows that the Champix takes time to build up in my system and so nothing is likely to change near term.
However, I felt like I wanted to get on with the getting on, so wrote a list of 'necessary' cigarettes and 'habit' cigarettes. Decided that, starting today, I'd try to eliminate the 'habit' cigarettes. What that has meant so far is that I've smoked five rather than the eight I'd have normally smoked in seven hours. I'm not feeling too deprived.
My question is whether I'm doing the right thing. I've been reading numerous threads over the past few days and, inevitably, there are many different experiences. But am I right in trying to cut down now in anticipation of the day 7-10 days away when I'll stop - or should I continue as normal? And I'm fascinated by the people who have 'listened to their bodies' and stopped ahead of their planned date because it 'felt right'. Is that a common thing - will I just 'know'? - or am I more likely to have to take control and say "this is the day I've set, and I'm quitting from now".
I'd be thrilled to hear your experiences.