I'm actually from from the U.S. (Texas in case you couldn't tell from my greeting). I'm 25 and have been smoking for about 8 years. I decided a few weeks ago (while 200 miles offshore for work) that I would quit for good. I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled, there are 3 bicycle races I want to compete in, and my boss & wife both want me to quit. I figure between those 3 reasons I should have ample support and drive to quit. Just in case I joined up here for a bit of extra support. My last fag (as you folks call them) was about 30 hours ago. For the past 10 hours or so I've been having a hard time not thinking about smoking. The only reason I haven't had one already is because I haven't bought a pack and haven't been around anyone with them. To help the frustration and anxiety I'm feeling I've taken to the bloody marys. As long as I keep a healthy buzz I am not tempted to drive to the corner store for smokes. Tomorrow I go back to work where I can at least keep myself busy to help distract me from the cigarettes.
Anyhow, I'll be around for a while I think. I really want to quit this time. I want to start racing my bicycles (riding 10 miles a night now) and smoking is going to slow me down.