Today is my first completely smoke free day on the sixth day of Champix. I won't say I feel great, but this is MUCH easier than my last several attempts.
The past six days on Champix helped me cut down and I honestly wasn't even enjoying the cigarettes I was smoking. I think that is definitely part of the benefit once we do quit....we only remember how cigarettes did not solve the problems we were looking for them to solve. Every craving I have had today was followed with the thought "a cigarette won't help." There were only two time that I REALLY wanted to smoke today, and it was so quick. I write this now feeling good and know I will not smoke today.
I quit cold turkey for 90 days about 6 years ago. I felt amazing after that quit and made the mistake of thinking I could smoke just one. After six years of beating myself up, I have given Champix a try and I really like my chances. I can already breath better and smell more even though this is only my first full day. I'm going to try to keep posting here daily (or more if I need) for my own sanity! If others find what I'm experiencing useful, great!