Hi All -Newbie here,
Tried several times to quit, I have this love hate relationship going on with smoking, often goes hand in hand with alcohol. I can safely say for the majority of time I HATE SMOKING!!
I'm 29 and been smoking on avg 10-15 a day since I was 15, 14 years of wasting money, damaging my health, at the point now where I really want to free myself and feel better, I hate feeling old before my time.
Last 5 years or so I've attempted to quit probably 5 or 6 times, longest was about 4 months. Normally use lozengers - find they really help but then get to the 3/4 week mark and start playing mind games with myself and previously have given in whilst out drinking!
My Nan died early last year with lung cancer, I watched it slowly drain the life from her, it scared me but I find myself still smoking!!!
Came across this website - good to see there are so many other people going through the same things!
Got up this morning and thought 'thats it... dont want another fag'.... early days but all is well so far. Interesting to hear what others think of NRT, at the back of my mind I know I'm still feeding the addiction but I really don't now how I'd be able to do it without NRT... :confused:
Have thought about going to a non-smoking clinic at my docs but find I don't really have the time with work etc, I'm hoping this site will be the next best thing!