I'm stoked to hear that you've enrolled into an official "Counselling Program"! These are GREAT, and I expect that this will be a terrific resource for your QUIT arsenal.
It's great to see you here on this forum too - I believe you'll find the members and staff to be an immense valuable resource to help you along the way!
I can't really comment on your questions about Zyban, etc. as this wasn't the particular direction that I took for my own personal QUIT. I believe that some of the other members and/or staff members will likely chime-in with their own recommendations from their experiences.
I was lucky that my decision to opt for the Nicoderm patches seemed to do the trick for me - but everyone's system reacts differently, so your mileage may vary.
I look forward to following your progress and hearing more about your success with the Counselling Program in the days to come!
Good luck - and KEEP THE QUIT!!!
Remember: N.O.P.E. (Not One Puff Ever!)
"If I have just ONE, I'll be right back where I started...Desperately wishing I was where I am today."
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