Re: How long does nicotine stay in the bloodstream
Zvezdas- In response to your "mind if I ask" question, what I meant by "I've had great success using Wellbutrin, Zyban, and/or the patch Nicoderm CQ" is this: I was successful in quitting twice, the first time using Wellbutrin only, quitting over 2 years. The second time I used Zyban and Nicoderm CQ patch together, and quit for 18 months, before relapsing back into smoking. Both times I relapsed was because of emotional personal stress in my life, certain events out of my control (which I need to learn to cope with without smoking). What I meant by great success was that it helped me to quit without the horrible withdrawal symptoms for a long period of time. It sometimes takes some smokers many tries of quitting before they quit permanently. Others are lucky (and darn good) at being able to quit forever on the first try. I never said I was perfect, just successful at quitting for at least a long time, even if not forever. I did not use 5 different products at once, and even if I did, at least I'm willing to try what I need to, to help me quit. On my current attempt I used the patch for less than one week, then went cold turkey, and am doing fine, and I plan on making this my third and FINAL attempt on becoming PERMANENTLY smoke free. Even though I relapsed back into only 3 months of smoking again, my upcoming surgery is just the push I needed to quit for the last time.
And Tobias2- Thank you for your feedback!!