On quitting smoking...
I desperately want to quit, as a 30-a-day gasper for 45 years.
So, went to doctor, prescribed 1x 28-day course of Champix, and another 56-day course after that.
Fine. First course was a swingeing €102 - I'm on the dole, get €520 every 28 days. KELA (our NHS/Obamacare/whatever) doesn't discount the pills. They worked. Take as prescribed (they increase the dose over 7 days - you can still smoke, until you no longer feel the need to - in my case, a Marlborough had no effect after about 10 days)
I did alright - maybe 2-3 ciggies/day, nil towards the end of he course.
Then I went to get the next 'course'. €220. I could choose to quit smoking, or eat. As 'roll-ups' are much cheaper, I simply carried on, even though sometimes I couch so much with 'rollies' that I sometimes pass out.
I CURSE the day I had my first Players #6 behind the bike sheds when I was 14...