I am on Day 4 of quitting having put my last cigarette out at 9pm on Sunday 18th Jan.
I have been a smoker since I was 15 years old and I am now 34 who up until Sunday night smoked 20 a day. I tried quitting in April, my first and only other attempt at quitting when my son was born and managed 4 days.
However I have been to see the nurse at my surgery and have been prescribed Champix. Apart from some initial unpleasant side effects, these have now passed and I quit on my 13th day of taking them. I have to say during the second week of taking Champix, I had cut down considerably to 5-6 ciggies a day. They just were not enjoyable anymore.
Besides my son and for the sake of my own health I also want to give up, as my mum died from smoking related cancer at the age of 64 last June. Also one of my dear friend's died in 2007 from lung cancer as a direct result of smoking.
I have actually found today quite hard, but I am pleased to say my resolve to kick this habit once and for all, is so far stronger than my urge to smoke. Champix I am finding to be a great help, but will power is still needed and champix does not take away the habit of smoking which I have had for 20 years or so.
This forum is a great resource and it is good to know I am in the same boat with many others who wish to kick this filthy habit.