This is how I gave up smoking and my experience of it, I couldn’t do it by will power alone. I have tried to quit before but failed. This new drug has come out called Champix and I thought I’d give it a go, I loved smoking and really didnt want to stop but Im getting older and really want some fitness to do the things I like to do. Its also annoying that the world has alienated smokers and I am sick of that too. So here is my short story of how I quit. I chew lots of gum and also like the occasional redskin lolly to help me through. I might live longer now hopefully. With Champix, I think you actually start to withdraw the day you start taking them. The first week is spent smoking with no satisfaction. By the second week your brain has withdrawn from nicotine because the champix is blocking it. All you are doing after that is satisfying your physical habit of the action of having a smoke. Set a day at around 2 weeks after you start taking champix and stop, I know its hard but just do it! You will start to feel better about not smoking than it was to smoke. Good Luck !!!! Always consult your doctor if you have any issues. Most of them will be to withdrawing from cigarettes, but the tablets can make you feel sick, just make sure you eat before taking them.