As you get on the road to quitting smoking using CHANTIX, there are some important things to keep in mind.
It's okay to smoke during your first week of CHANTIX.
You should start taking CHANTIX a week before your Quit Date. This gives CHANTIX time to build up in your body. You may choose to smoke for the first week you are on CHANTIX, but you should stop smoking completely on Day 8 of your CHANTIX treatment.
Don’t forget to take CHANTIX with food and water.
Doctors recommend you take CHANTIX with food and a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
A slip-up is not a failure.
Many smokers are afraid of what might happen if they slip up and smoke after they quit. That's only natural, because quitting is hard. But a slip-up isn't a failure. It doesn't have to be a relapse. So remember if you slip up and smoke, don't give up. Some people need a few weeks for CHANTIX to work best. In studies, 44% of CHANTIX users were quit during weeks 9 to 12 of treatment (compared to 18% on sugar pill). Some people who smoked after their Quit Date were able to quit successfully.
Quitting can be tough. Support may help.
The GETQUIT® Plan was created just for CHANTIX users and designed to help them think and act like quitters. GETQUIT provides just-in-time support and real-life strategies.Next: Planning for Your Quit