Let me begin by saying that I had been a smoker for close to 45 years and though I knew that I needed to stop, I could somehow never bring myself to do it. I decided to take the plunge with Champix in December (just before Christmas) and by the time we welcomed the New Year, I had already smoked my last. I did have some side effects like trouble sleeping but unusually drowsy at most times, and also some loss of strength. However, with the support of my family and friends, I overcame these side effects quite easily. I feel happy today that I took the chance because no matter what, I am a non-smoker today and a happy man.