This post is probably long overdue but better late than never.
I'm a 32yrd old male and have been smoking since I was 15, started off with just a few a day working my way up to 20 a day since my twenties.
I've decided to give up mainly for health reasons. I had a stomach ulcer last summer which was mainly attributed to smoking and spent the whole of Christmas just gone with Bronchitis. I've just recently got over a cold but still wake up with a tight chest, feeling out of breath and coughing most mornings.
Last night I decided enough is enough and jumped on this forum to have a read.
I've tried giving up before and the longest I've done is about 5 days without a puff. That was cold turkey so I'm in no doubt I need some support somehow. I will call my local docs this morning and ask for a appointment with the 'stop smoking' nurse to see what she can offer.
I've tried patches before and they just didn't seem to work for me plus since my stomach ulcer I don't think I can use them anyway.
Can anyone recommend any treatments for the nicotine addiction? I've read that Champix is good but no idea whether I can receive that or not from my NHS service.
In the meantime it is cold turkey again!
Last cig: 4th Feb 08 @ 23.20pm