Good morning all, after 5 years of smoking I have decided now is the time to give up that hell of a habit which is burning a hole in my pocket and slowly ruining my health. I have tried about 3 or 4 times on previous occasions to quit, the most successful quit being 2 years ago for 6 months, then going on holiday with the lads got me hooked again!
I managed to quit this year for 1 month but stress from work got me started again with the "1 won't hurt" routine and before I knew it I was back on 10 ciggies a day.
I just turned 23 and now is the time to stop, if I can't stop while I am young I will never stop.
My previous attempts where all cold turkey, but I have signed up to the stop smoking campaign with the local pharmacy and I am on the patches.
Today is my first day on patches, hopefully I will see how well they work, the real test is going back to work tomorrow!!
I truly hope that this time around I can manage and become a non-smoker.