Hello, I am Writer Chris's girlfriend and just wanted to give an insight into what it's like to try to support somebody who is trying to give up smoking. Chris was really hard work yesterday (day three): very grumpy, snappy, brutally honest, agitated etc, not good company at all (have never seem him like that ever!) However I am so proud of what he is doing that I would put up with him like that for days if that could help him! As a non smoker I never ever thought giving up smoking could be so hard, I am now absolutely horrified to see tobacco is a legal drug.
Ex smokers trying to give up: please don't feel guilty thinking you're being nasty to those who love you, we can take it and we're proud of you even if we don't say it!! Please speak to us and tell us how you feel and how we can help you if we can help at all, we're here for you, whether you suceed or not, every minute or day without tobacco is a victory.