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Old 03-24-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy Husband Fell Off The Wagon

We started the Chantix at the same time and he was actually able to quit one week ahead of me. He quit taking the Chantix because of the nausea and said he didn't need it since he quit smoking anyway. Since I quit I can smell a smoker a mile away. I smelled smoke on him a week ago and he said it was because he was talking to a friend at work that happened to be smoking...lol. Anyway, I then saw him out on the patio with a pack of cigarettes! He says he will start the Chantix again after this weekend...he said the same thing last weekend. I told him it was his choice but not to sneak around and lie about it. It's really unpleasant the way he reeks of smoke..even our dog smells like smoke after he holds him. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions as to how to get him started on the Chantix again without seeming like a nagging you know what?

 
Old 03-24-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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Re: Husband Fell Off The Wagon

My ex still smokes although I know he doens't smoke around my son my son reeks of smoke after spending time with him. I don't think you can do anything except not be judgemental and support him when the time comes to quit again. Oh and ask him to wear something over his clothes when he smokes outside and keep by the door so he doesn't bring too much of the smell in with him.

 
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:31 PM   #3
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Re: Husband Fell Off The Wagon

Karen,
You know that quitting smoking is a very personal thing. There is nothing you can do or say that will make him quit before he is ready. Just tell him you will help him in any way you can when he does get ready and leave it at that.

I love Liamsmom's idea for wearing something over the clothes. You know years ago men work smoking jackets so they wouldn't smell like smoke. Maybe a light weight robe would do.
Do like my cousin does when her dog starts smelling like a dog....get a dryer sheet and rub over it.

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:27 PM   #4
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Re: Husband Fell Off The Wagon

No offense to anyone here,but why do so many people think they can just take this medication for a few weeks and just stop because they haven't smoked??? The program is designed for a certain duration for a reason and should be followed as closely as possible for best results. Sorry to rant but this must be the fifth or sixth time now I've read that people stop the medicine early simply because they aren't smoking. Your husband will decide when he is really ready to stop and let him know he now must go through the hassle of quitting all over again.

J

 
Old 03-24-2007, 09:40 PM   #5
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Hi black widow,
No offense taken. When I took it, my doctor stressed to me that it was a 12 week course. That I needed to commit to that. So I didn't know I could quit before that unless I wanted to start smoking again.
But there are so many here that are having trouble with the side effects that they stop taking it just to stop the side effects. They are finding that they are doing just as well by not taking the Chantix as they were by taking it.
The bottom line is that they have quit smoking. That is what they were trying to achieve. If the Chantix got them off the cigarettes, then good. If they can continue their quit without it, that's good too.

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Old 03-26-2007, 10:23 AM   #6
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Re: Husband Fell Off The Wagon

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Originally Posted by the black widow View Post
No offense to anyone here,but why do so many people think they can just take this medication for a few weeks and just stop because they haven't smoked??? The program is designed for a certain duration for a reason and should be followed as closely as possible for best results. Sorry to rant but this must be the fifth or sixth time now I've read that people stop the medicine early simply because they aren't smoking. Your husband will decide when he is really ready to stop and let him know he now must go through the hassle of quitting all over again.

J
I hear you talking Black Widow, and you voice concerns I've thought but not voiced. There is a 'design' to the program. I'm still logging into the 'Get Quit' site, as empty as it seems of much at times, but then again, it is another booster for my direction I'm headed.
Most certainly if some folks cannot handle the Chantix, I can understand their discontinuation, and if they can STILL quit, I can admire their fortitude that I was not able to muster.
I've had so many side effects from this quit experience I cannot begin to list, including the 'brown cloud' I am typing from (in spite of peppermint and daily regimens of extra strength Gas-X!) In fact pardon my grossness, but I ended up with some sort of fungal thing, that made my specialist tell me to give up whatever it was that was giving me the gas. Nope!
I've made too much progress WITH Chantix, I want to give it all the help I can, and pretty much short of my heart stopping, I'm hanging in there.
I know we like to be in control of our lives, but I've pretty much learned the lesson about thinking I knew what I was doing starting/stopping meds.
I'll play the game and 'work the program.'

Thanks for your thoughts that I was glad to see voiced.

Best Regards,
DeadFish

 
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