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I was a pack a day smoker for 20 years, loved those Camel Lights! I took Chantix and it decresed the cravings for sure! You are supposed to take one pill in the morning and one in the evening. I follwed the directiosn, but it kept me awake until 3-4 am, which i could not live with. So, I startes taking oth in the morning. I was smoke free in 9 weeks!
I can drink, smoke, be in bars doesn;t make me want to smoke at all. Stinks for sure, my taste and smell has incresed as well. Just my story on Chantix.
No I tried Zyban and was having lots of side effects but champix has worked with everyone I reccomended it to. It is not easy but it stops the cravings.......you know the ones, when at 2 am when you are tearing the house apart or out walking to the nearest 24 hour garage in the pissing rain for a packet of fags.

I hope you give it a try, believe me if it worked for me it can work for anyone. I had been trying to stop for a long time and had tried almost everything.

I'm determined to succeed this time ... I've given up dozens of times but always wilted after a couple of days!

Damn that nicotine monkey ... he's a real persuasive bastard!


Peace, Des.
No I tried Zyban and was having lots of side effects but champix has worked with everyone I reccomended it to. It is not easy but it stops the cravings.......you know the ones, when at 2 am when you are tearing the house apart or out walking to the nearest 24 hour garage in the pissing rain for a packet of fags.

I hope you give it a try, believe me if it worked for me it can work for anyone. I had been trying to stop for a long time and had tried almost everything.
Champix does not make you feel sick, there are some aversion therapy products but this is not one of them. It works on the nicotine receptors in the brain , so that you do not get a "hit" from the drug. Therefore so still need to work on the habit of smoking but it takes care of the chemical addiction. I would ask whoever is prescribing it for you if it nullified other drugs.

I used it to end my 35 year 30 a day habit.

I've got an appointment at the NHS smoking cessation clinic on Tuesday night!

I've heard Champix can make you feel suicidal! True or not?


Peace, Des.
Champix does not make you feel sick, there are some aversion therapy products but this is not one of them. It works on the nicotine receptors in the brain , so that you do not get a "hit" from the drug. Therefore, you still need to work on the habit of smoking but it takes care of the chemical addiction. I would ask whoever is prescribing it for you if it nullified other drugs.

I used it to end my 35 year 30 a day habit.
Hello i've decided to stop smoking tobacco(cigarettes and joints) but i want to continue smoking dope but on a smaller scale using a pipe/bong. I've heard that Champnix makes you feel sick when you smoke cigarettes will it have the same effect on bongs/pipes/vaps? or is it just purely nicotine? Any users of Champnix(Chantix in the US) let me know you're experiences,Thanks.
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I gave up for 18 months and started again. The fact is that you can never safely call yourself a non-smoker.

Pure willpower is the only way, otherwise you risk transferring your dependence to something else. And I always detested those NHS stop-smoking courses. It's like getting a little badge from the government for being a good boy.

I know, I know, but I'm fookin' desperate!

I gave up on New Year's Day (as usual) but was smoking again before it had even gone dark!


Peace, Des.
I quit in 1991. I had to quit drinking coffee for about six months because the association was so strong, just a sip stoked the cravings.

Smoked cigars for years after, then got out of the habit and figured out I didn't really miss it.
I gave up for 18 months and started again. The fact is that you can never safely call yourself a non-smoker.

Pure willpower is the only way, otherwise you risk transferring your dependence to something else. And I always detested those NHS stop-smoking courses. It's like getting a little badge from the government for being a good boy.
I'll stick a nicotine patch on my bell-end!

Peace, Des.

You could try paying attention to your partner............that might be a first

Someone needs a cuddle.

Oh, go on then!

Peace, Des.
I quit smoking years ago in 1994.
I found that having something to do with my hands was part of the addiction.
I was so used to patting my pocket w/smokes in it, sliding the cigarette out and into my yack, The lighting up, ...
...all the other actions(habits) related to smoking stopped when I stopped smoking.
I found that doing something else or simply folding my hands together for a few moments and thinking some pleasant thought really helped get me through the impulse to fire up a smoke, and tame some extra nervous energy I had from quitting smoking.
It is a chemical addiction; but as Pavlov might tell you, the actions associated with the behaviour are nearly as important to address as the behaviour itself.

Also it would be helpful to have replacements for that early morning smoke(orange juice perhaps), after meals, and when you consume alcohol. These are all tough spots during the day when you are trying to kick the habit.

Good man Des, for sacking up and quitting. You`ll be much better for it, once you`ve gotten over the humps.
I smoked pack and a half for 9 years until I quit CT Sept 6/1992.
The hardest part was the first few weeks, after the monkey is off, just don't ever look back. I pledged to never ever put a smoke to my gob again, not even in jest or wishful thinking.

If you can pass going out with your buddies and drinking without fail then you should be golden.

You can do it Des! We're all rootin' for you.

All the best
MF
Chantix has a dual action -- blocks receptors, thereby reducing craving -- just like nicotine gum or patch. But it hangs onto those receptors, and will not allow nicotine to do its thing. So people that smoke and use a patch are sorely disappointed at smoking while on Chantix. In effect, they experience the smoke, but not the drug, and this is dysphoric for some.

Chantix may be successful partially because it has been bundled with brief psychological and behavioral interventions as part of a "quit Program".

It is troubling that psychiatric symptoms of depression are worsened in some people. Also troubling is that most of Chantix' effect is on short term quit rates. After 18 months, the effect of the drug on the quitting population disappears -- it doesn't keep quitters from starting up again, once off the drug, and I am unaware of any studies of chronic use.

If you take Chantix with cannabis, be aware that there really are no studies of the interaction. If you go ahead, congratulations on taking a hit for science.

There doesn't really seem to be any indication that a drug that interferes with reward and pleasure feelings from nicotine receptors should have anything to do with the effects from cannabinoid receptors. Things are more intricately cross wired than scientists have yet worked out, I suspect, so I would not be shocked if Chantix changed some of the subjective qualities of a high.

Report back if you survive intact.
Patches and nasal spray for me ... starting tomorrow night!

Peace, Des.

You'd better stay off the channels for a couple weeks then. We don't need no cranky Des round here. When you die you'll quit anyway.

*CHORTLE*

Ranting at you lot is gonna be my safety valve!

Peace, Des.
Patches and nasal spray for me ... starting tomorrow night!

Peace, Des.
Patches and nasal spray for me ... starting tomorrow night!

Peace, Des.

You'd better stay off the channels for a couple weeks then. We don't need no cranky Des round here. When you die you'll quit anyway.
I'll stick a nicotine patch on my bell-end!

Peace, Des.

You could try paying attention to your partner............that might be a first

Someone needs a cuddle.
I was a pack a day smoker for 20 years, loved those Camel Lights! I took Chantix and it decresed the cravings for sure! You are supposed to take one pill in the morning and one in the evening. I follwed the directiosn, but it kept me awake until 3-4 am, which i could not live with. So, I startes taking oth in the morning. I was smoke free in 9 weeks!
I can drink, smoke, be in bars doesn;t make me want to smoke at all. Stinks for sure, my taste and smell has incresed as well. Just my story on Chantix.

Do you smoke weed now?

I do and I have no desire to smoke cigarettes.
get a nicotine inhalator !
I was a pack a day smoker for 20 years, loved those Camel Lights! I took Chantix and it decresed the cravings for sure! You are supposed to take one pill in the morning and one in the evening. I follwed the directiosn, but it kept me awake until 3-4 am, which i could not live with. So, I startes taking oth in the morning. I was smoke free in 9 weeks!
I can drink, smoke, be in bars doesn;t make me want to smoke at all. Stinks for sure, my taste and smell has incresed as well. Just my story on Chantix.

Do you smoke weed now?
I'll stick a nicotine patch on my bell-end!

Peace, Des.
Good Wishes Des, in your decision to face the demon.

Believe that you can do anything you put your mind to do.
...but what are you going to do after sex?
That seemed rather unprovoked.
I'll stick a nicotine patch on my bell-end!

Peace, Des.

You could try paying attention to your partner............that might be a first
I'll stick a nicotine patch on my bell-end!

Peace, Des.

hahaha brilliant.

If you're ready to quit you will, I'd smoked a pack a day for half my life when one morning I just decided to quit and haven't had one since, I did this without any patches or gum just pure willpower.
Good Wishes Des, in your decision to face the demon.

Believe that you can do anything you put your mind to do.

It's a piece o' piss ... I don't know what all the fuss is about?

Peace, Des.

I'll give you four hours Des before you're back on the old fags lmao

It's been 20 hours and 30 minutes since my last tuffler ... and it ain't bothering me in the least!

Peace, Des.
Good Wishes Des, in your decision to face the demon.

Believe that you can do anything you put your mind to do.

It's a piece o' piss ... I don't know what all the fuss is about?

Peace, Des.

I'll give you four hours Des before you're back on the old fags lmao
Good Wishes Des, in your decision to face the demon.

Believe that you can do anything you put your mind to do.

It's a piece o' piss ... I don't know what all the fuss is about?

Peace, Des.
It isChampix in Canada and it seems to be very effective but there are some side effects that you should be aware of http://www.aboutlawsuits.com/chantix-suicide-side-effects-lead-to-stronger-warnings-in-canada-2301/



That sounds like something a crack or harry addict would say. It mystifies me that smokers will take 200-300 puffs A DAY of a substance that pollutes their bodies. Everybody knows the harm that ciggies do to yourself and others and I wonder what the smoker reflects on when they see themselves puffing away year after year.

The time to quit is now. Good luck on the quitting.
I gave up for 18 months and started again. The fact is that you can never safely call yourself a non-smoker.

Pure willpower is the only way, otherwise you risk transferring your dependence to something else. And I always detested those NHS stop-smoking courses. It's like getting a little badge from the government for being a good boy.

I disagree. I used the "Nicorette" gum (is that something like what you people are talking about?) The first thing I learned is not to pop the gum in yer mug and chomp..it made me dizzy and nauseous. Put the piece in your moth, I lodge it in the side of my cheek, and take a chew or two every few minutes until it is "worked in" The gum takes care of cravings. Only use it when you are experiencing a craving and definitely taper off the gum as your physical cravings decrease (about 6 weeks for most addicts). Behavior modification might also be necessary. If you ALWAYS have a ciggie with tea or coffee; quit those awhile. If your S.O. smokes; dump him or her immediately, lol.

I agree with Dazzler though in that will power is a very important factor and that the psychological craving never totally goes away.

Peace and good luck it is way worth it.
PS. I wonder how Anne is doing, it has been a year since she was supposed to quit.
That sounds like something a crack or harry addict would say.

Addict being the main thing here. I take it you've never been chemically dependent on anything Driver?

Addiction is an interesting and nasty thing on many levels. It changes your personality, perception and opinions.

I lasted 3 months on my first "proper" try at quitting. I'm gonna try again.

Unfortunately, I love smoking. The smell of a freshly opened pouch of tobacco is still one of my favourite scents. The taste of a delicious fag after a great meal or with a nice beer is wonderful to me......and therein lies the rub eh?

People become addicted to things because they like 'em **too much**, you don't become addicted to something you dislike :o)
I gave up for 18 months and started again. The fact is that you can never safely call yourself a non-smoker.

Pure willpower is the only way, otherwise you risk transferring your dependence to something else. And I always detested those NHS stop-smoking courses. It's like getting a little badge from the government for being a good boy.

I know, I know, but I'm fookin' desperate!

I gave up on New Year's Day (as usual) but was smoking again before it had even gone dark!


Peace, Des.

I don't think New Year's Day is a good time to give up unless you're a teetotaller who doesn't do drugs. The crash of the post-festive season is bad enough without kicking further chairs from under yourself.

I reckon Summer's probably about the best time - it's easier to get out of the house/work and take your mind off it.
PS. I wonder how Anne is doing, it has been a year since she was supposed to quit.

I saw her right before Christmas and she was still off tobacco.

Dag
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