I hate to tell you this but you may have the urge to use nicotine many years from now. That said, the urge does become weaker and you can overcome those urges. I quit smoking two years ago using Chantix. I took Chantix for about five weeks and decided that it was "now or never" and stopped taking the Chantix. Thanks to a good support group, my wife and several good friends, I maintained the will power to not start smoking again.
Like I said earlier, it's been two years since I quit and I still have "urges" to smoke. I smoked for about 35 years before I finally made it back to being a non-smoker. I tried to quit many, many times over those 35 years. It just has to be a firm committment on your part to quit. You can't do it for anyone else, I tried and failed. Two years ago I decided that I wanted to quit for ME.
Good luck, believe me, I know it's hard but I also know that if I can do it, anybody can. Get yourself a good support person. Someone you can call anytime, day or night. When you feel like you just have to have nicotine, call that person and talk through the urge. Take some deep breaths, it will pass. Every day gets a little easier.
The neat thing is that I recently was filling out some insurance policy papers and when it came to the question "Do you smoke?" I checked "yes" then I thought about it and went back and crossed it out and checked NO. I'm now officially a non-smoker.
Hang it there, don't give up, you can do it. I cheering for you.
Originally Posted by hvacman29
Im on day number 8 with chantix and still have the urge to still need nicotine.
Any suggestions as to how long it could take before my urges start to go down. I use smokeless tobacco and i have for about 15 years and i am ready to quit. Any comments would be thankful