Long story short - I thought about giving up smoking for 12 months, 4th October made my mind up, found this site, found out about Champix and then went to my docs the day after and demanded Champix. At first doctor wanted to refer me to the no smoking clinic but I explained this was my first and only attempt and I wanted Champix now, so he wrote the prescription (I'm scary when I'm in that mood!!), and I did sign up for the smoking clinic.
Anyway 5 weeks down the line, no-one from the NHS has helped me and I've only received support and advice from here (love you), I got a call from the smoking nurse and I have to attend a clinic tonight (30 min drive from home!!) to see how I'm getting on and she told me off for getting my doctor to prescribe Champix without them seeing me first, I did have a go saying it's taken you 5 weeks to actually contact me and if I did not start when I did I doubt I would have stopped.
Anyway (sorry for boring you), this woman has now got my back up and I have to join a group that has already been going 8 weeks together, does anyone else go to this kind of therapy session and will I look like a complete spanner????:confused: