I Stopped Smoking With Chantix

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Gram Says:

I have been a smoker for 54 years and have tried everything over the counter to stop smoking including acupuncture. Nothing worked for me. I realize you have to be committed to quit and I really was this time. My last cigarette was May 17th with Chantix. There have been no ill effects so far and I don't expect any. At times I still have cravings but I keep telling myself "you've come this far, don't go back now." I will be 72 next month and the best gift I can give myself as well as my family is to never smoke again!!

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Verwon Says:

Congratulations, Gram! That is so awesome!!!

Seniors can be more sensitive to the side effects of medications and may experience them more intensely, as reported by the FDA, so if you do start to experience any adverse effects, including depression or suicidal thoughts, please consult your doctor immediately.

After trying for years, what finally worked for me was tapering and then moving to vaping. I was down to 1 cigarette a day, then switched to a vape. Nothing else had worked, but I must admit due to some health issues, I'd not been able to try Chantix.

I'm not sure the cravings ever entirely stop, though.

Can anyone else that's stopped smoking chime in?

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Gram Says:

This is the longest I have been without a cigarette and I find the following things have helped.
I use a tongue scraper and then mouthwash. For that craving at the back of the tongue I
Chew cinnamon gum or suck cinnamon candies. Prayer has been the biggest thing that has helped
The most. I hope these few things are helpful

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Marie B Says:
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Hi Gram - I'm a Gram too plus a Greatgram. After 2 years of you writing that, I'm 71 1/2. I want to quit so bad. I've taken Chantix for only 7 days now & disappointed that I haven't quit yet & others did it in 5 to 7 days. Wow, I wish. Enjoying all the encouragement writing from everyone, hoping they help. Marie B

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