I smoked for 22 years -from 16 to 38- and never thought I would be able to do it. The turning point for me was going for an eye exam, and the doctor asking if I smoked, because there was damage to the capillaries in my eyes. That freaked me out--my biggest fear is losing my vision, as there have been many vision problems in my family. I started champix the next day, and had my last cigarette 6 days later. That was December 28, 2013. If I can do it, anyone can!