posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 11:19 PM
fortunately for me, i really don't have any cravings. and i think they smell very bad... can't stand the way someone smells when they come in from
outside having smoked, something about the smell of outside combined with smoke grosses me out. being in an elevator with someone who just smoked
outside is the WORST.
i mean, any addiction is going to leave you with cravings. that's why alcoholics are alcoholics for life. not for just the time they are "quitting"
drinking. they make a conscious effort every day to not drink. i make that same conscious effort and choice every day to not smoke. Usually i have no
desire. the only time a cigarette smells good to me is when it is freshly lit, but just as quickly as that sensation comes to me, it goes away from me
and i am instantly repulsed.
there are many methods for quitting smoking, and each person has to find the one that is best suited to him or her self, but the bottom line is it ll
comes down to how badly you want to quit. the first time i tried to quit, i did use the chantix (as stated in previous comments, i chose to
discontinue use due to nightmares and erratic sleep patterns); however, when i was taking the chantix, i had NO PROBLEM smoking a cigarette. it did
not make me ill or turn me off of them in any way. it DID help to curb the cravings when i wasn't smoking - i was less of a nervous wreck (were it not
for my bad dreams... heh. Shakespeare.
) but believe me when i tell you that i smoked out with my croak out when i was on the chantix. perhaps the
chantix, mixed with your personal chemistry creates a different reaction for you... or maybe it could even be that you just wanted to badly to quit
and so badly to not LIKE the cigarettes (so that you didn't feel like you were actually making a sacrifice) that the chantix actually had that sort of
placebo effect on you... either way, it helped you quit so it is a success for you, right?
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