Hi, just found this forum and thought it looks a nice place! I think I might be returning here over the next few weeks for a bit of moral support.
I've smoked since I was 11 - about 40 years - and have tried loads of times to quit. Tried every kind of NRT available, but I always had this thing in my head which said if I had nicotine going in my body then what would be the harm in just one cigarette! DOH!!
I quit once by cold turkey, which was realy hard, but I stayed off for 8 months. Had some really bad news and first thing I did was buy a packet of cigs. The first one did nothing for me and tasted foul, so I smoked a second. That was it - back on them again, the news was still bad and now I felt worse for being back on the cigs.
Since my last quit two years ago, I have been smoking in secret, which is pathetic really, but at least it kept my consumption down a bit. But I went back to my GP last week to get help, went to a Stop Smoking Clinic last night, and am just waiting to pick up my prescription for Champix. I feel really excited about this time - it's the first time I have tried to quit for me, and not for someone else.
And I see No Smoking Day falls on my birthday this year - that's got to be a good omen!!