Hello everybody, thank you for letting me join your lovely group.
I have smoked 30 cigarettes a day for over 40 years. I've always really enjoyed it but I think the time is right for me to give up. The lift at work wasn't working so I had to climb 2 flights of stairs ... seriously thought I was going to have to call for an ambulance I was so out of breath 🚑
Cigarettes are so expensive now too (I live in Australia) and I reckon I could go on 2 cruises next year with the money I save lol
I've tried to stop in the past with patches, chewing gum etc but always went back to it.
My doctor has recommended I go on Champix but I've read such horror stories about the side effects that I'm a bit scared to start the course. I intend to bite the bullet and take my first tablet tomorrow morning. Has anyone taken Champix and could give me some advice? I'm feeling scared but also excited that hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll be able to call myself a non-smoker 👍