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Posted in Hints and tips 13 May 2020


i lost around 4 months off cigarettes and been smoking for around 3 months. i have used champix and i really enjoyed being non smoker but unfortunatly i relapsed.

would appreciate if anybody can help... can i start champix again now or shall i wait for a certain period before starting a new course? i am basically now around 4+ months off champix.


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  • Happiness May 14, 2020 | 2:10
    Hi Trying. I don't know the answer but a pharmacist would. I imagine you could try it again. It should be much easier now that you know what to expect and looking forward to being a non-smoker again. It is nice having the freedom, money , health and satisfaction. You know we advise the NOPE mantra for a reason. The addiction is strong, but you are stronger if you don't tempt fate and have the mindset to prevail. Thinks of all the positives you enjoyed and determine to rule your own life again.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast May 14, 2020 | 8:00
    I quit very well with Champix, but there is a date you need to list in your strategies for getting off them, the period before stopping champix is for you to find out what your relationship to cigarettes are and all that goes with it. you have to work on this aspect even though you might find it easy to begin with. (no withdrawals to speak of).

    Champix is by prescription, so your doctor is the best one to advise you on this, they can prescribe another lot or adjust the amount you have left over.

    The main thing to think of is, you need to have your reasons, and strategies in place, before you stop any more Champix. Read more of Alan Carr or other videos such as "How to grow to be a happy smoker" and get back to us then.

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