i need to have surgery and my surgeon will not perform the surgeries unless I quit smoking in which I will also be nicotine tested. My problem, I enjoy smoking, really and I want this surgery so I am willing to do what it takes. My question, even though I mentally don't want to quit... will I fail while shelling out the $$ for Chantix since my insurance doesn't cover... please help!
I would check with the surgeon and see if you are able to use the electronic cigarette???
I smoked 2 packs a day and since I have been on "White Clouds" electronic cig I smoke maybe 4-5 cigs a day. The only problem with this is you are still getting the nicotine which is why I suggested asking the surgeon first. I will give you the addy for white cloud, http://www.whitecloudcigarettes.com/ .
The chantix is a good product but it can cause a lot of unpleasant side effects but it is definately worth a shot. Good luck on both the surgery and the quitting the cigs... Also, if you do order from white cloud, leave a note for Gary and mention Dave from Ontario referred you and he will likely give you a discount..Good luck... Dave
Janetcole> A very successful vascular surgeon told my husband the same thing so he stopped smoking only to start again after the surgery was a success. If you enjoy smoking then no treatment will help you quit and putting out the money will be a waste. I think I would look for another doctor with a little more understanding. If he was truly interested in helping you he would try to understand your reluctance to quit. Life is short so enjoy what you can WHILE you can! My heart goes out to you but you need to know what is important to you.
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