Our expert says:
Stop Smoking Advice
Champix is considered inadvisable only where a patient has a history of major depression, so your doctor is being very cautious. Also ask him/her doctor about Zyban instead, and consider nicotine patches.
You do sound very ready to quit - you're not at all in denial and you have tried several times already, which in itself is part of the quitting process. Please don't give up. What would be very helpful is to find an alternative behaviour for when you are stressed, whether that's a hot bath or going to a movie. It's all about practising new behaviour, and even pratising imperfectly will help you towards quitting altogether.
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