« on: July 23, 2019, 11:26:25 am »Message ID: 1285375
I smoked at least a pack a day for maybe 11-12 years and tried other methods first and never made it longer than a few weeks before relapsing.
I quit smoking using Chantix nearly twelve years ago. It was very expensive at the time and not covered by any sort of insurance. I think I smoked a few days after I started taking it and like they advertise, you just "lose" the taste/interest in it.
I did NOT have any adverse side effects. I took full dose for the first month and weaned myself off it within a few months. I have NEVER relapsed. December 1 will mark my 12 years quit.
You can do this! I think the first step is actually WANTING to quit. Also important is motivators (like moving near family) and having a support system.
(Edited to add after reading comments - I was still married when I made the decision to quit and my husband still smoked. We never smoked in the house/car, so it wasn't a big issue. We separated and divorced within a year of quitting. It can be hard if you are constantly around other smokers, but stay strong!)