On my way to 0 smoke

Hi everyone,

I've been coming to the forum for a few weeks now. I first stumbled upon this forum while researching about Champix. This wonderful community helped me to finally make up my mind, call my doctor and ask for a prescription of Champix. I'm on week 4 now and it's a challenge, but I do feel I'm winning battles everyday. For the first time, I feel this is doable. And this forum and its generous community definitely have something to do with my resolve, so... thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  • Hiya Alantida and welcome to our friendly family at Quit Support😊

    Congratulations on making the decision to quit, it really is the best gift you can give yourself. It's not easy but with the help of this great community, you CAN do it👍🏼

    We're glad that you found us and we'll help you along the way. If you want to know anything, have a moan or a chat, feel free as there's always someone around. Our motto is NOPE not one puff ever, good luck🍀

  • Congratulations and Welcome! Sounds like you're off to a great start!

    I used Chantix, too and it helped me a lot.

    Let us know how you are doing.

    All the best!


  • Hi Atlantida, its lovely to meet you and a big warm welcome to our lovely quit support community :) :)

    I have also used champix and its excellent :) my advice is, please try to eat something when you have a tablet, even if its a digestive biccie :) it helps gal :)

    Now then, you are 4 weeks in :) have you felt any difference yet :o have you actually quit yet :o

    Atlanta, the champix is there to help you :) BUT, when it kicks in, you also have to help it, by saying NO :) :)

    Atlanta, like Briarwood and Will_c has said, please keep in touch with us and we will help you all the way :) :)

    Good luck, Pete :)

  • Hi Pete! I need to practice more frequency in here - I'm taking too long to come in and chat and reply to your wonderful and encouraging comments and posts. Sorry for that, I'll try and do better because you're all great and I have no doubt that coming around more often will do me a great deal of good.

    I'm struggling, it's a struggle, no doubt about it, but so far I think I'm doing good. I can't actually say I've quit already, because there are still some days when I light up just to put it out after 3 puffs and then I run to wash my hands because I can't stand to smell like that anymore!

    Yes, I have learned the hard way that I can't take the tablet on an empty stomach. Even now, there are days when nausea hits me hard. Not today, though!

  • Hi Atlantida :) you come on here when you want to gal and its all freeeee you know :) :)

    Your doing ever so well Atlanta :) I now know that the champix is working :) as in, you dont like the smell anymore :o soooo, I expect its the habit side of smoking thats causing you to light up :o

    If you havnt already, please write a list of the WHY's you want to quit smoking and stick them around your house where you think you will feel like lighting up :) then before you do, just you read your list :)

    Atlanta, what I would like you to do is, sit yourself down and have a good think :)

    What time of day do you want to light up ?

    Are the times about the same ?

    What are you doing ?

    Have you just had a meal ?

    Where are you at these times ?

    Is it at stressful times ?

    Try to work out a pattern to the times you want to light up :) Think of how you could perhaps alter your routine a bit :) If you have a look to the right of your post, you will see the Pinned Posts, have a look through there cos it may help you :) plus there are some great Breathing exercises too :)

    You are very very nearly their gal :) soooo come on, best foot forwards and tell yourself - NOPE, Not One Puff Ever :) You CAN do this and you know you can :)

    Well if nothing else this will keep you out of mischief for a while eh :D :D Please keep us posted on how you get on and dont leave it toooo long see :o :D :D

    Take care now and good luck :) :)

    Pete :)

  • Thank you Pete! Reading your reply has helped me through one big fat craving I was just having!... Phew... disaster averted. :-)

  • Hi Atlantida, this is why this community is sooooo precious :) :) cos we all try to help eachother :) and am sooo glad that disaster was averted :) :)

    Atlanta, please if you need any help you come a shouting gal, cos there's normally somebody around :)

  • Wiil do, Pete. Thank you!

  • Hi Alantida and a big warm welcome to quit support

    You have met some of our wonderful members who will support you along your quit journey.

    If you have any questions just ask away as there is generally someone around. That is one of many awesome things about this forum is that we have members from many different parts of the world...I myself am downunder in Australia :) )

    Keep our NOPE motto nice and close :) :)

    Good luck


  • Hi atlantida, welcome 😊😊

    You seem to be doing really well on champix so keep going hun you will get there..... Don't give up giving up😊😊😊😊

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