Hello there! I am going to the doctor tomorrow to discuss medication options. In the past I tried slowly weaning myself of cigarettes and that did not work. I am hoping the Chantix will help reduce the urges. I have friends who swear by Chantix as the only thing to make them a permanent Ex and others who could not tolerate the side effects (nausea, mood swings, and even hair loss). Any opinions, suggestions, thoughts are appreciated!