Well for someone who has smoked for about 30 years and was up to over a pack a day I am doing pretty good. I am down to 4 cigs a day now. It has been hard because the only way I knew how to quit was the way my father quit years ago. He substituted hard candy for his cigs. Well being a diabetic, that is a little difficult to do. Yes, I have used sugar-free hard candy but I found out that that raises your bg too because of carbs in it. I just can't win. But the doctor decides he is going to tell me i need to loose wieght now on top of stopping smoking. I said "Ah, that ain't gonna happen until I have totally quit smoking." there is no way I can do both. Since at this point the stopping smoking is more important than the wieght, it comes first. i am using the chantix to help with the cravings, but i still want a cig, i haven't gotten to the point of not wanting one. i am hoping that happens soon. so wish me luck that that will happen soon and i can be totally done with the little monsters.