Largely because of a doctor visit this week, I decided to seriously quit smoking (again) and today is my first day on the prescription medication, Chantix, or Chamtix, as it's called in Canada and Europe.
The perfect scenario for this 12 week program is to quit smoking by the end of the first week. Most people slow down through the weeks and end up quitting altogether by the end of the 12 weeks or sooner.
I've quit twice before by cutting down. After 40 years of smoking, it's not only about the nicotine, though that withdrawal will be ugly. It's also the lifestyle, the bitch of a habit, the oral fixation -- tootsie roll pops and gum are helpful. I've kicked smoking (and worse) before so I hope this time I'm successful. And that it's not too late for me.
A diagx managed to scare this old bird into big-time serious quitting mode. Chantix is controversial, but the risks outweigh keeping smoking to me.
What has worked for you, or someone you know, to quit smoking? How'd you do it?
It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into Blogger.com.
I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed.
Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.