I had a check-up with my GP's stop smoking clinic today, so I bounced along and delivered the great news that, although I feel c**p, I'm off champix and have very firmly quit smoking.
Well, the poor nurse at the clinic was overwhelmed with joy. It appears that she has had 5 no-shows last week (that means they're smoking again and don't want to say so) and 3 who say they're not smoking but have carbon monoxide levels suspiciously high and stink of cigarettes. She told me she had been feeling really down about her inability to help people stop smoking and that my success really made her efforts feel worthwhile. Honestly she was more pleased about the whole thing than I am!
I've never given any real thought about the impact of my success or otherwise on people outside my immediate family. Had a big smile on my face when I left the quacks.
And of course, I suggested that she could increase her success rate by recommending this forum