Well it appears John beat me to the punch But here I am, at last, day 1. I've been anticipating it eagerly, and I'm glad to finally get cracking with it. You guys have given me infinite confidence in this endeavour, and for this I thank you!
Just to re-iterate my reasons for quitting:
[*]Obvious health issues (particularly regarding family medical history)
[*]Saving money (new camera, holiday, moving into my own place)
[*]Weight gain (not exactly an important reason, I am underweight though)
[*]Exerting some control! Finally!
I went to see the smoking cessation advisor this morning, but it turned out to be almost a wasted visit as I spoke to the GP there instead. She did give me a little more information regarding NRT, but I still think I'll be going cold turkey.
I've been reading Joel Spitzer's 'Never Take Another Puff', which has been excellent so far. It's really opened my eyes as to the reasons behind why I smoke, and make me feel a complete idiot for doing so! I really do recommend it to anyone else who is thinking about quitting, or is in the process. I'll definiteley be referring back to it.
I've taken to writing 'HEALTH WEALTH CONTROL' on the back of watch hand to inspire me throughout the day. I think I saw it in a few of NicFirth's posts, but it may have been someone else, so thank you whoever! I've also stuck a photo of my parents on their wedding day on my front door, to give me strength whenever I leave the house to face the day.
No symptoms to speak of yet... then again, it has only been 12 hours since my last EVER cigarette :rolleyes:
Wish me luck, and thanks for the support!