As a Chrissy gift to myself and my kids and wife, I decided to give up smoking. For the past 3 years I have lived by the mantra "I have given up giving up!" For me and so many others, it was impossible for me to cold turkey it. I have tried many times with the only successful outcome being, ME in an ultra sh1tty mood all the time. My friendly butcher who I see everyday suddenly had a smile on his face all the time. I asked him why and he said I am giving up the smokes. WTF?? How does that make you smile and then he told me. I saw the doc that afternoon and had a script in my hand to start. I have searched the web and the side effects vary but the major ones seem to affect very few. In the USofA they think they can attribute 999 suicides to people taking the drug. Considering over a million were on it, it's a small small percentage. My experience left me thinking that if you were predisposed to suicide or are an EMO then you may try to top yourself or cut a little deeper. In the first 7-9 days on the drug, I was ropeable. I was afraid to drive as a sideways glance by someone had me baying for their blood! You keep smoking for the first 10-14 days of taking the drug so your body builds it's levels up then you stop cold turkey. After 2 days on the drug I found myself stopping halfway on my walk outside for a smoke and just not feeling like one. The pleasure I once got from smoking was all but gone. I didn't feel like it when I got up in the morning, and I didn't feel like it after a meal like I once had. Food tastes so much better, I don't smell like an ashtray and my kids will get an extra 20 years out of me if I don't die being hit by a bus.