Home > General Medicine > Chantix For Smoking Cessation Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Nov 25, 2008 by JoshuaFink, Views: 5301 Chantix is a medication used for smoking cessation. Dr Joshua Fink, a pulmonologist, reviews the use of chantix for smoking cessation. Chantix is the brand name for varenicline. CHantix attaches to the receptor that nicotine usually attaches to, and simulates the feeling that people get after smoking a cigarette.