I used it during the month of March---made it through the starter pack, but then father in law, difficult child went to jail, daughter in law cheated on son---and well, I'm going to try again this summer.
We have the starter pak sitting here for difficult child to start it...oh, well over a month ago I plunked out the $80 co-pay for it, but she's not ready to quit she says. So, it's just sitting there - her DR recommended it for her.
They say to quit a week after starting the pill. I couldn't quite get there til the second week. But nothing, I repeat NOTHING has ever worked so well for me. No urge, no desire, no moodiness, no food cravings, and I sleep like a baby.
husband is doing just as well. He's more surly than usual, but then he always is. lol
I hope it works as well for you. Oh, and I did notice that first week I was cutting down how much I smoked without even realizing it, too. So by the time I did get to the quit date I wasn't even smoking half a pack anymore.
husband used Chantix in March and quit - and hasn't looked back. He said it made it (almost) easy. I am going to give it a go in August when I have an appointment to go to my doctor for a regular check up.
I actually am looking forward to it. I have being a smoker, but I know that I cannot do it without any help. I've tried that - I tend to get very emotional and cry, if you can believe that!
A co-worker who has smoked for 15 years also quit with Chantix lately. She went 3 weeks before she finally had her last cigarette, but she also said she cut down dramatically after the first week.
Way To Go Linda and all the others! I am so happy for you all! I was a "social smoker" for years, until I was pregnant with easy child 2. Then it hit me that I really didn't like it well enough to endanger the pregancy and the health of those around me, so I quit, cold turkey. It was a nightmarish few weeks, but I never looked back.
I will have to tell my sisters about this new Medication. I have never heard of it. I will go research it now and send them this sites!!!
Best of luck to you all! I am so proud of you all!!