This comment from a friend seemed worth posting, just to make sure everyone sees it:
An important addition seems important here. Chantix + ongoing skill building and social support, is the combination that is getting results at 52 weeks. At 6 months, without any social support, the return to smoking rate remains high. I was just in the audience as Dr. Gonzales presented an unpublished study that showed a pattern of slips and relapses for up to 6 months, then stability.
The ongoing studies continue to show us that recovery from tobacco use is a process, not typically a “cessation” event. I think the time is ripe for addiction professionals to enter the tobacco treatment arena. We have much to offer.
Wendy Croze BA, CAC-R, TTS