Hi i'm a newbie so please bear with me.
I'm a 35yr old guy badly addicted to the dreaded weed.
I've been smoking for 18 years now and smoke between 15 - 20 per day.
I have been trying unsuccesfully now to quit for around 6 years with frequent ( at least once a month ) attempts.
Basically i've tried nearly everything out there to succeed from the willpower method to patches,gum etc etc.
Last month i purchased Allen Carr's book and found it excellent and agreed with everything he said. I've read it 5 times now cover to cover and for the first i'd say 8 hours or so everything seems to sink in and i think i'm ok but then my brain just seems to forget everything i've read. Its like i cannot absorbe it properly.
I'm so frustrated. This morning after i got up and lit the first one i sat in the garden so angry and annoyed with myself that i'm allowing myself to be controlled by this evil drug.
My only thoughts seem to be:
How am i going to be able to survive without a cigarette?
I'm also concerned about possible side affects of quitting as to be truthful i'm a bit of a hypocondriac.
What side effects should i expect to suffer from?
So i can prepare my self.
I need to crack this as i'm sure the drug is contributing greatly to my depression and anxiety problems.
If anyone has any ideas i'd be very greatful as this is ruining my life.