i am from england and on my second attemt at quitting smoking . first time round i went cold turkey, suffered terribly and started smoking again just 3 weeks later. that was last year, this time round i am using nicorette patches (15mg at the moment) for a max of 16 hours per day. i decided to give up on the 1st of july as thats when england went smoke free in public places.
im doing ok at the moment. i would say i miss ciggies more then crave for them, i enjoyed smoking (and yes i know thats just crazy) but its true. but i have a wonderful husband, who is an official non smoker now and two wonderful children, and i know by puffing away on my ciggies not only am i damaging myself but im also damaging the people i love . over the 20 odd years i have smoked i have done anything from a small handful a week to 20plus a day (if out drinking i could get through an unthinkable amount) luckily i didnt get out drinking that often!
i have found ive not been over emotional this time round but i am still quick tempered at the moment, which i so dont want to be, and since day 5 i have had a really irritated throat and airways, feeling the need to cough (like a tickle or congestion) i dont bring anything up but seem to be sneezing a lot although i havent got a cold.my voice was almost non existent when i first woke this morning. im eating quite a bit too, and drinking to much coffee (i find this seems to have some kind of weird kick to it now lol) i have managed to be around smokers and resist the temptation, which im so pleased about. i just so hope i can continue being this strong, once i get passed the 3 week mark that i made it to last time ill probably feel more confident of myself.
i would like to wish everyone the very best of luck ! and to all of the quitters on this site -if mr nicotene gets the better of you NEVER GIVE UP QUITTING no matter how many times you have to try. you are not a faliure!!! your only a faliure if you give up quitting. kind regards x