My name's Mark, I'm 17 and I've been smoking for about a year and a half.
This is my second attempt at quitting, the first being not so long ago and more of an experiment than a serious effort. During this time, however, I managed to cut out parts of my smoking routine, limiting my habit mostly to the late afternoon/evening.
I typically smoke around 4-5 cigarettes during schooldays and 6-8 during the weekends.
The roots of my addiction have grown from using cigarettes as a comfort during a family crisis and of course other stressful periods thereafter. I realise that nicotine replacements cannot contribute to breaking emotional/mental binds to smoking, but i'm using a nicotine inhaler and some lozenges (which taste like the decayed corpse of a prize cow might I add).
This is my first time on the boards and i'm almost at Day 2! I'm considering hypnotherapy if all goes well in the next week or so, does anyone have any advice or experience with that?