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Paul, Quit CoachOct 19, 2017 @ 9:39 AM
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Hi Nickelz and welcome to our community. 

There's some very good information available in the Cham Pixie Central thread, recently restarted by the original author, Smobered Up.

You can easily search for it by clicking on the orange coloured 'Search Messages' link, and entering in 'Cham Pixie'.

Good luck with everything, and that goes for all of you. One day at a time.

Paul


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TreepeoOct 18, 2017 @ 7:08 PM
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Hi Nickelz,
 
I bet Champix will help you now that you are really ready to quit.  Whether you use an NRT or not, the most important thing is that you really, really want to quit.  You need to be committed mentally to commit physically. 
 
I agree with everything Vix1976 said as well, especially about developing a quit plan.  It's really helpful to make plans about how to handle the cravings that you will experience when you quit.
 
The only thing I would add is to believe in yourself.  Get excited about quitting!  Think of all the great things you will experience as a non-smoker.   Quitting will make you feel so much better physically and mentally, and you will have such a sense of accomplishment!  You can do this, Nickelz, and we are all rooting for you!


My Milage:

My Quit Date: 12/29/2016
Smoke-Free Days: 293
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 7,325
Amount Saved: $879.00
Life Gained:
Days: 40 Hrs: 11 Mins: 9 Seconds: 8

Vix1976Oct 18, 2017 @ 1:53 PM
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Hi Nickelz I’m on champix too and found it helps tremendously! My tips would be to read everything you can here to develop your plan, know your triggers, come up with distractions and be prepared for what you’ll do when you’re craving. Read the posts from people going through the exact Same thing you are. There is tons of great advice and support here. The people are amazing and supportive so post lots. Being prepared is key to quitting. Best of luck on your journey and looking forward to seeing your progress. The quit meter helps a lot to keep you inspired too and makes you rethink losing all the progress you’ve made when you’re craving bad!

My Milage:

My Quit Date: 9/13/2017
Smoke-Free Days: 35
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 525
Amount Saved: $378.00
Life Gained:
Days: 3 Hrs: 7 Mins: 23 Seconds: 2

NickelzOct 18, 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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Well I am picking up my Champix prescription tonight and going to try again. I am kind of scared to quit again being that this was the only vice I have left. I feel like Champix is my only hope, I have tried other products and they didn't work at all. I have tried Champix in the past but I don't believe I was ready to quit then. I am tired of feeling like crap and relying on this. I know it will be a huge change and adjustment but I know it will be worth it in the end. Any tips or support would be absolutely fabulous if anyone wants to share any.