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This is my second attempt quitting with Chantix. I have just finished my starter pack and have already gone from 20+ cigarettes a day to around 8-10. I am wondering if i added a nicotine patch would that be counter productive, since I have already reduced my nicotine intake by reducing the number of cigarettes a day?

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I would say no. The whole point is to rid yourself of nicotine. Not string yourself along. Smoke until your quite date and then don't smoke.

 

Stick with what your Dr. recommends.

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Welcome aboard Mike, I agree with Jim above.  Chantix is designed to reduce your overall desire to smoke.  Again I would discuss this with your Dr.  

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Welcome Mike and congratulations on your decision to quit. I agree with above. Why would you want to add the patch? Now that you are through the starter pack the pills are stronger and will help further reduce your desire to smoke.

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I probably would check with your doctor. 

 

I'm no expert but isn't champix supposed to do something to the nicotine receptors. If the idea is to make you dislike smoking adding loads more nicotine would surely be almost fighting against what it does. As I say I'm no expert.

 

Give the champix a chance to do its thing. It's clearly working so see where you are in a few days more. 

 

I know in my quit smoking clinic they advise eating half yiur breakfast, then take the champix, then finish your breakfast. It apparently helps to stop the nausea feeling IF you get that. 

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