Today is Smoke-free Day 151.
Yesterday a co-worker told me with great joy that her daughter quit smoking two weeks ago. With Chantix. I'd mentioned to my walking ladies that I'd quit and that Chantix was such and incredible help and made quitting a million times easier (with my cooperation, of course). My co-worker wondered if what I was taking (Chantix) was the same as what her daughter had mentioned her own friend taking. It was. It sounds like the friend had some stomach issues with Chantix and didn't continue, but hearing about Chantix in stereo and all around, the daughter gave it a try. And it's working really well. She is having the kind of experience some have described where cigarettes started to taste awful (mine never did...) and where she has practically zero desire or cravings, so she's having an even better go of it than I or many of us have experienced. Good for her!
So, do tell a friend. Many friends. All of your friends. Nope, I won't nag, preach or otherwise harass or condescend any smoker (hate it when people do that, hate it), but I will just mention my own experience and the role Chantix played in my quit to smokers and non-smokers alike because you never know who will tell who from there. In this case, my good experience with Chantix made it seem worthwhile to someone to give it a try.
Disclaimer because the world is nutty anymore: As always, this is my own experience I share, and I am not a doctor. People considering taking Chantix should talk to a real doctor. I'm not one. I'm just a girl who smoked for 20+ years and loathed it while loving it for the last several of those years, and now I'm free.
Happy Great American Smokeout Challenge Day! I said it yesterday, but really, if you are thinking about it, go for it. You can do it just for one day.