1 month and 2 days without a puff of a cigarette. Smoked 47 years except for 1 - 3 month period where I did not smoke, but did nothing but fight with myself using Zyban and the patch (even 2 patches at one time since I smoked 3 packs a day) because I would want a cigarette and the fight would be on. Needless to say I lost.
18 months ago said no more smoking in the house after spending $1,000 to clean up. High blood pressure Dr. visit I asked for the prescription for Zyban. Started and two weeks later put on a patch and put out the last cigarette. This time I had also got the Nicorette inhalor. Now when I think I need a cigarette I use the inhalor. Fight is over! Not only that, the inhalor says 6 to 10 cartridges a day, I have been using 2 to 3. Now using 2nd stage patch (11 mg). I am not struggling.
A cigarette still smells good but I know I can never have another one. I hope to get off the patch completely (itchy) and then the inhalor. If I use the inhalor the rest of my life I am still ahead. Will let you know. I have had bronchitis and pneumonia so many times the last 20 years that as long as I do not use cigarettes I will be ahead.
Good Luck to all trying, it was never easy before! My staff once asked me to have a cigarette but this time it almost seems to be too good to be true. Love the inhalor!