18/26 of those who say they have quit (who voted in this little poll only a few hours old) say they did so cold turkey?! WoW! I find this really impressive. I can't imagine how tough this would be.
Typically, there is a very low success rate with CT method. But then again, stats tend to lie when you are using them to sell stuff.
The most brilliant part about Chantix/Champix is that (IF you can take it, and IF it works for you) it makes your most recent
smoking memories/experiences negative (or at least NOT positive) experiences.... MUCH like taking the orgasm away from sex... Would you keep performing the act without the reward?? ... Which is why this method (Chantix/Champix) has better staying power with respect to reduced relapse rates long term.
[Again, I do NOT work for Pfizer Pharmaceutical, although I have owned their stock since Viagra was brought to the market]
If you are at all serious about quitting, Chantix/Champix reduces the importance of willpower in the process. Go ahead and light up all you want, as long as you take the pill twice a day, you will get frustrated and put the stick OUT before you are half done. Ok. Commercial is DONE. Go ask your doctor or pharmacist about it!
If this thread gets to 100 smokers declaring spending (truthfully) and 100 quitters voting for (all) their methods of success, I would guess that the majority of smokers spend OVER $2000 annually, and that a much higher ratio than 18/26 have used some kind of help to quit successfully.
Would love to read some more success stories... including what you did to your Tacoma with all the money you have been saving!