I have read Allen Carr, I quit for about 6 hours because of it around 12 months ago. I read it again I didn;t even attempt to quit.
One thing Allen Carer does is lay it on the line and investigate, disect and characterise what nicotene is, how it restricts your life, the false pleasure and the control it has over you.
I suppose the weep, weep in the thread title is the nictone speaking, it keeps calling me crying, begging me not to let it go, letting me know how when i am alone, or cold, or bored it can be my only friend - i don't want to listen to the little b@stard but it is very difficult. It is also me weeping because I actually enjoy smoking, i'm hoping next week or the week after i Hate the thought of smoking.
I have been thinking about this for a while and do not want to depend on a drug that is ruining my standard of living, distracting me from clear thinking and has a hold over me greater than any human being in the world. The money is not that much of an issue to me, but maybe that's the dreadful weed speaking to me, i'm sure i will appreciate it when I stop, I think i could save between Â£20 - Â£25 a week not smoking.
For this reason (and the fact my girlfriend stopped recently) I am off the fags. My GF has a load of champix tablets left, i am using them. I usually smoke about 10 -12 a day, sometimes 20 if i am drinking.
I started on Monday just cutting back and 1 champix tablet, I went through Monday smoking only 4 fags, still craved but surprisingly the champix does have an affect.
Today I took another tablet and with willpower i have been able to survive the day on 2 cigarettes. My last ciggie was at 5pm. With Champix you are meant to give up on day 8 and cover a 12 week course of tablets. I don't want to do that, I Hate tablets. I am on champix just to help ease the nicotene withdrawl, I want to be off the tablets with a few days. This is also the way my girlfriend did it.
Tomorrow I will NOT smoke anymore cigarettes, I will take a champix in the morning and fight any urge to smoke. It is helping that it is cold outside at the moment, it would be a lot harder giving up in the summer.
Wish me luck folks, I wish all smokers giving up smoking today the best of luck in the world, I am just imagining how it will feel to be free and that is what is spurring me on. I don;t want to have to think about these evil white sticks anymore or let them run my life, i want to smell fresh air, breath, taste, run faster, run longer, not cough, not alter my life to cater for this horrible drug.
WE can do this together I hope we can all offer each other support. I will be posting at every craving and let you all know how i get on with the champix . .
anyone here have tales of champix?
how long before i can concentrate again without constantly constantly thinking about cigarettes?