Different ways to quit with Champix
Allow your patients to quit smoking on their terms with CHAMPIX, with 3 proven methods to quit1:
|1. ABRUPT QUIT1|
For patients who want to put down their cigarettes in a week1.
Day 0: Start taking Champix. Set a quit date at day 8.
|2. FLEXIBLE QUIT1|
For patients who want more time to put down their cigarettes.
A flexible quit date between days 8-35 is as effective as quitting abruptly1,2
Day 0: Start taking Champix. Set a quit date between days 8 and 35.
For patients who have successfully stopped smoking at the end of 12 weeks,
|3. REDUCE TO QUIT|
|Champix also allows patients to quit gradually, reducing smoking
over the first 24 weeks of treatment and quitting by the end of the treatment period1,4.
|Day 0||Start taking Champix|
|Week 4||Reduce smoking by baseline 50% during weeks 1-4|
|Week 8||Reduce smoking by an additional 50% during weeks 5-8|
|Week 12||Continue reducing with the goal of reaching complete abstinence by week 12|
|Continue taking Champix for an additional 12 weeks|
|Week 24||Stop taking Champix|
1. Champix Summary of Product Characteristics.
2. Rennard S, et al. A randomised placebo-controlled trial of varenicline for smoking cessation, allowing flexible quit dates. Nicotine Tob Res. 2012;14:343-350
3. Hays JT, et al. Adherance to treatment for tobacco dependence. Association with smoking abstinence and predictors of adherence. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010;12:574-581.
4. Ebbert JO, et al. Effect of varenicline on smoking cessation through smoking reduction. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2015;313:687-694.
PP-CHM-GBR-3274. May 2020