My husband and I both smoked about 1 and half packs a day and wanted to stop for our children. We began taking Chantix and smoked for the first week. We haven't smoked since then. The worst side effects we have had is some nausea right after taking the pill and some trouble sleeping. Its not the save all pill as it still requires will power, but it helps more than nothing. When you are ready to quit the medication will help but you really have to want it. Find out more Chantix reviews View Thread
Am on 2nd week of generic chantix , have not smoked in 3 days. Continued to smoke same as usual the first week of treatment. Still have slight cravings at certain times but it is manageable. No other side effects except as others noted crazy vivid dreams , but no nightmares. I'd recommend this way of quitting to anyone who are Leary or wonders if it works. It does block some of the pleasure you gain from smoking making it less enjoyable and easier to quit.View Thread
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