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Tried Champix last year and worked pretty well: stopped after 8-9 days cos fags were having disgusting taste...

Champix is tough stuff tough, had to sit down a few times at work in the morning as I was getting very dizzy for around 1 hour.

Not to be taken by ppl with a light constitution for sure.....

Then disaster..

After a year: few parties: just 1 fag, I stopped, I can manage blablabla...

Back to smoking...

Now trying Quomem hehe.

Seems lighter stuff than champix: no dizziness in morning even on an empty stomach...

Will see in a few days...

Edited by CantSpell

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Actually no, that is not at all true.

People are wired differently and some are more susceptible top addiction.

Nicotine is a highly addictive substance and the majority of smokers have great difficulty quitting.

Will power is of course important but the fact that you found it easy to quit does not mean it will be the same for others. On the contrary, you are most unusual.

Several irate/flaming replies to the above post have been deleted.

I heard or read somewhere long time ago that some smokers are not that addicted in the end. They just think they are. Any truth in this or more information to be found in the net ?

Reason why i'm interested is that i had an operation and was hospitalized in heavy pain medication for three days and not smoking. Once released i decided to give it a go after 25 years. Prepared myself with packets of gum etc and was surprised to find out that it was actually much easier than i expected. It's been two months now and sometimes get the urge but it soon passes and i can control it even when drinking.

I do consider myself extremely lucky and by no means to put down anyone who's using other methods. Whatever works for you go for it. I feel so much better and i know it's just getting better by day when all the crap comes slowly out from my lungs.

Just curious on how it differs so much between individuals.

It sure is an interesting question.

I was smoking for over 25 years ranging from 20 - 60 per day. But read the book from Allen Carr and quit cold turkey 4 years ago - no side effects whatsoever.

Normally quitting an addiction should have some side-effects, isn't it?

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I have just had a blockage done at Bangkok Pattaya hospital after enduring 4 years of chest pain( which doctors in my home country did not discover) and after seeing the condition of my heart Im VERY eager to stop smoking.Been on Champix for 9 days now and I had 2 cigarettes a day for the last 3 days and they taste awful.

The side effects have been nausea,problems with sleep and of course nightmares.Will keep everybody posted of the progress and good luck all in a similar position clap2.gif !!

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For those that have taken quomen... Will I suddenly just dislike ciggys? How long? Or is it a case of just set a date and give up and it's just easier ... 1st dec is give up date which will be 11 days in...family over then do will be kept busy which should help

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Hi

I am an ex smoker of 9 years now and probably bought shares in Nicorettes yacht - the gum worked eventualy and certainly takes away the craving. Somebody up north has asked me to try and find champix for him. I am in Pattaya and dont fancy going to the Bangkok Pattaya Bandits hospital. Can any champix user in Pattaya please tell me which pharmacy they got the starter pack in and what they paid.

It would be appreciated!

Thanks

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I dont know if i dare say yet, but i finally got off the hook, i think, at least for a week now.

I dont crave the poison any longer, but sometimes i wonder if i will miss my poisonous friends.

I payed a TV member 6500 baht for 6 packs.

If i make it and have faith in myself, i will sell the remaining packs after i did it.

i live in pattaya btw

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I dont know if i dare say yet, but i finally got off the hook, i think, at least for a week now.

I dont crave the poison any longer, but sometimes i wonder if i will miss my poisonous friends.

I payed a TV member 6500 baht for 6 packs.

If i make it and have faith in myself, i will sell the remaining packs after i did it.

i live in pattaya btw

I'm on day 8 of no smoking with quomen...like you, no cravings (maby 1 a day for 30 secs max) but thinking will I miss then also!

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I dont know if i dare say yet, but i finally got off the hook, i think, at least for a week now.

I dont crave the poison any longer, but sometimes i wonder if i will miss my poisonous friends.

I payed a TV member 6500 baht for 6 packs.

If i make it and have faith in myself, i will sell the remaining packs after i did it.

i live in pattaya btw

Congratulations mate

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I used zyban about 10 years ago, the whole experience was one to forget tbh. I did give up however, then last year due to a lot of stress in the family I started again. In the last year I've gone cold turkey twice and easily handled 3 or 4 weeks, then bang, I'm back on the smokes again. I've sniffed around the Internet and found a herbal tea - Buahema ginseng tea - available here in Thailand. I was wondering if anyone had tried it and whether it worked. The blurb on it suggests it works in a similar way to the drugs in that it makes smoking a distasteful experience after a few days.

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I used Zyban 6 years ago in the UK after smoking for over 20 years/20 a day. I had half-heartedly tried every other thing but due to me really enjoying cigarettes (plus being spineless abbout quitting) I went for this chemical option. I also convinced myself that as a smoker people thought I smelt really bad (true) and that they really did not like getting that close to me because of it (also true.) You have to start a campaign in order to quit and that's how I did it.

After 2 weeks on Zyban (the last possible 'Quitting Date' allowed) I magically had no kick from the nicotine at all when i smoked. It was a waste of time smoking. I was supposed to have taken a long withdrawal process but I did not fell right at all, not depressed but very odd and a bit paranoid/anxious. I have now not smoked in 6 years, I do get the odd twinge but no craving at all. My life is a complete transformation, in that I feel so much better (especially in the mornings) my food actually tastes wonderful, I don't feel like I am slowly getting older anymore and people can talk to me up close without cringing- if you smoke, you smell, it's that simple.

Apparently Champix is much more effective. I would recommend potential quitters keep on trying anything you can. if you fail just try another method, but please do not stop trying - you are heading in the right direction!

Good luck!

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