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Officially A Non-Smoker

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After day 5, I quit cold-turkey, I wish I had taken notes of how I was feeling, I thought I would remember whatever the side-effects were that I was experiencing.

The side-effects were bad enough that I stopped taking Chantix; PLUS, I ended up getting a THRUSH infection!!  I’m not saying that the Thrush infection was associated with the Chantix, but, I quit the Chantix while taking the medication for Thrush and haven’t had a cigarette since July 15th. I am a NON-SMOKER!!

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Chantix Worked

I quit smoking five months ago by switching to vaping, even before I knew I had cancer.  I really  loved vaping and hated that my husband still smoked conventional cigarettes.  I hated to be around him.

For five months, I was cigarette-free and thought I would be for the rest of my life, but noticed some side-effects, most of which was a general feeling of being not well.  I cannot be more specific than this because I do not recall the exact symptoms, but, I knew it was from vaping, so, back to cigarettes I went, reluctantly.

My addiction to cigarettes was hungrily awaiting any excuse to jump back into my life and the feeling that I was a failure, for not being able to stick with the vaping, just fed this addiction even more.

I went back to cigarettes until I learned that I had cancer and had no choice but to quit if I wanted reconstructive breast surgery.

I started the cheap version of nicotine lozenges and was making headway until my plastic surgeon said that she would not do the plastic surgery if I was still using nicotine. That’s when Chantix entered my life and I finally, finally, finally quit smoking!

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