The month's supply was €90+. It is a lot to pay out in one go but I was paying many multiples of that for cigarettes. If my flu (which I happened to get just as I was giving up - it had swept around my work place) hadn't added new costs this month I would be well in the black. Unfortunately the savings were pretty much wiped out by visits to the doctor and anti-biotics, etc for the flu. Even though your smoking would mean the cost would be more than the cigarettes I would advise you to get them. In general I find it difficult to break habits. I always have. Cigarettes are more addictive than heroin so they are harder to get off. I genuinely didn't expect I would be able to get off them. I have done so. This is my 10th day off them in one go. Taking into account the two times I fell back on them temporarily, in the last month I didn't smoke for I would say 20 of the last 30 days, which is a dramatic improvement for someone who smoked two packs a day for decades. I didn't it find it as difficult as I had expected.How much are you paying for Champix? When I am abroad I usually bring back medicines because of the obscene prices here. You dont even need a script for many meds if you are in Spain for example. I smoke also but less than a pack a week - but aim to knock it out entirely.
There were wobbly moments - one Friday night at one am I felt I HAD to get a smoke or I would scream, so I headed to the all night shop. But that only happened once. I also used music as a way to get my mind of them, listening to music where I would previously have instinctively got in to a shop for a packet. So I now can stand at my bus stop, see the bus is due in six months and not think "ok. I have time for a cigarette". I just listen to music. (That is also, BTW, why I have not been posting as often here in the last few weeks. I have been watching less TV and listening to more music. I deliberately tried to throw my lifestyle up in the air to break the normal day. So I wouldn't watch the news or Prime Time. I'd listen to music or have a bath - something different to shake up a routine that previously had included a lot of smoking.)