I actually did the Chantix - I was a smoker for over 25 years - up to about 2 packs/day at the end. I never thought I would quit, but my quit date was 6/15 - my first couple of days without cigarettes I was a real B**ch to deal with, but I got through it. The hardest part is being around other smokers & figuring out what to do during the times I normally smoked - sitting in traffic, after a meal, etc. I bought a big bad of Dum Dum suckers and would chew the sticks into paper, but I made it through. I've bummed a few since then, but really have no desire to start again.
One of the best parts of the Chantix is that it comes with a year of online support & phone support, etc.
I am taking chanitx at the present time. After taking them a few days it made ciggs taste bad, then I quit buying packs I haven't bought a pack in five weeks sometimes i;ll buma cigg from a coworker but it really dosen't do it for me anymore. Now if liquor or opiates were in the mix ciggs would taste very good reguardless of the chantix (I bet) they always tasted good while under the influence. But
I haven't been doing the pills and I don't drink so,,, I was just speculating. I have heard nothing but good things about chantix from ppl who have tried it. Its excellent for quitting smoking.