I had my last cigarette on the 3rd May 2009 and started on patches the day after. After reading advice on the WhyQuit website i decided to go cold turkey and today i reach my 72 hours completely clear of any NRT.
The reason i have given up smoking is for my health and to be around for my youngest two children for as long as possible because they have already been through so much. For a few months now i have had a sore throat and trouble breathing at night. I really thought i could not manage without a cigarette to calm me down but i now realise that they were not calming me down just causing me extra anxiety.
Another reason for going cold turkey is that I want to remember how ill I have been recently and I was worried that after12 weeks I would not remember and I wanted the nicotine out of my body asap. Although I have tried before the last time being 2 years ago this time it feels so different and I think I have learnt that if I take another puff then I will be back to square one and illness wise, i do not think I have this option.
Thanks for reading