So I've joined the non smoking community!!!
I've read through a lot of posts and found it quite helpful so I thought I would add my two penneth worth.
I stopped smoking on Sunday night.... So no fags from waking up Monday obviously.
I've used the patches, which did space me out a bit yesterday morning, but it's ok now.
So far I have to say I really have had no problem. Having smoked for 18 years, probably averaging about 15-20 per day over the last ten years I've stopped and really haven't missed it as yet.
I think I'm one of those people who genuinely is done with cigarettes. I simply don't like them and smoked because I'm hooked. Once I replaced the nicotine with the patch I just felt free of having to smoke the wretched things. They stink, they cost and they cause considerable inconvenience. Driving to the all night shop when I realise they're all gone, standing in the rain because nowhere lets you smoke, my house needing to be aired for 12 hours a day because I hate it smelling of smoke..... I AM GENUINELY GLAD TO BE SHOT OF THE BLOODY THINGS!!
I know there may be tricky moments ahead and obviously I'll have to give the patches up eventually but right now I feel really positive.
I believe very stongly that I cannot give up smoking for the rest of my life but I do believe I can stay away from a cigarette for today..... And guess what..... It's today every day.
I wish all of you the best of luck and hope I won't need to come back and tell you I'm finding it tough. If I need help I'll be sure to shout as united we stand!!