Well, gonna try again to stop this addiction. I'm new here - decided to try online support this time around, see how that works. I'm going to be quitting cold turkey...I have my quit day marked - March 26th. Yeah, it's still a couple months off, I know. But this is for good, and I'm playing for keeps. Why so far off? Well, money is tight here in literati land, and I'll get a profit sharing check at the end of March. I'm going to use part of it to join the local Y, and start an exercise program. Exercise helps me relieve stress a ton, way more effective than smoking.
In 2007, I used the patch and exercise to quit smoking for about four months. Then I started a new job, moved, and didn't workout for about a week. No stress relief. And, sure enough, I reached for a pack. I was stupid, no question about it. And it's true, all it took was one puff to get me back to smoking. And I went from my pack a day habit for 15 years to two packs a day when I started up again...back to a pack/day now, but I didn't just fall off the wagon, so much as leap from it into a freefall.
So, here I am now. Getting into the proper mindset, and what not. I feel confidant now, but ask me on March 29th how things are going, heh. Hopefully I won't kill anyone at work..