Hi - I'm new here. I'm on day 3 and struggling quite a lot so decided to look on the internet to remind myself why I'm quitting in the first place. Found this website and I'm so glad - it's good to read other people's experiences cos today it felt like everyone around me on the way to work was smoking and I was the only one going through hell
I decided to quit for all the usual reasons - i.e. it stinks, costs too much, makes me feel like a social leper. But mostly it's because I can't remember the last time I slept through the whole night without waking up and needing my asthma inhaler. I've been on 20-a-day for over a year, since I last managed to quit for a few months.
I know being a smoker when you have asthma is pretty stupid, but I started when I was 13 and it really wasn't an issue then - I rarely needed my inhaler. I know I'm still young but I don't want to end up in my 30s, 40s, 50s or whatever, struggling for breath after climbing a flight of stairs.
I really hope I can do it this time!