My name is John, i'm 42 and have been smoking since I was 18.
I smoked 25 a day until TODAY :).
I have made many attempts at quitting and all failed, my most successful attempt was in 2010. I quit as a years resolution using nasal spray nrt, 5 days later attended my local stop smoking service and was prescribed champix. I know that taking champix whilst still smoking was the appropriate route but hey. Well it turned out to work really well, I had no side effects other than a slightly reduced fuse and only slight at that and the champix totally killed my desire to smoke making the quit almost simple. At the end of the course after coming off champix I started getting cravings, intense little gits which I later discovered is quite common and a problem for a lot of people but I just got stubborn and ploughed on through. I then had on of the worst days at work ever, I am a train driver and some poor troubled soul launched themself under my train - not going into further detail I was a smoker again. 25 a day again unless i'm drinking when it's closer to 40-45
So here I am again however this time around the champix is not helping, I started the course 3 weeks and 2 days ago and I am not feeling any benefit from it at all, maybe it will kick in soon, hopefully. I made a descision, keep smoking and hope the champix kicks in or bite the bullet and just stop.
I had my last cigarette and half past midnight last night (Sunday), I have to confesss my mind is like a yoyo. One minute I feel like superman and the next like I would win gold for britain in the olympic 'smoke yerself dead' event.
I have got hot sweats (the weather is half the cause) but i'm digging in ready for the battle.
I know from experience how much easier this would be if the champix worked like it did on my previous attempt but it isn't so got dig deep I guess.
Sorry all for my first post sounding like a real whinge from a soft-lad but believe it or not prior to today I would have gone outside halfway through for a smoke so it has been a distraction for me.
For anyone in the same boat I wish you good luck and I know how you feel.