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A 39-year-old male asked:

my mom is a heavy cigarette smoker. she is trying to quit. she says she needs to get chantix to help her quit. is chantix a permanent fix?

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Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
No. It just helps.: Chantix is not a permanent fix for a smoking addiction. It is merely a medication to help one quit, but the success rate is nowhere near 100%. The best way to quit smoking appears to be a combination of counseling, support groups, and medications such as chantix. She should discuss with her primary care physician about effective strategies for quitting.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Helper: It helps in about 20% of smokers to quit for one year. Good luck, additional motivation is also useful. Discuss Clonidine and bupropion with her doc also. A doc specialized in smoking cessation can make quite a difference.

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A 39-year-old male asked:

How soon does chantix began to work after taking them? My mom take them and she still smoke.

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Quit by day 8: It is recommended that the person quit by day 8 of being on the drug.

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