I'm new here but thought I'td be good to get my reasons for quitting this time down in black and white and on a place where I can see it and I have publicly announced it!
My main reason is I am 33 years old and have been smoking a steady 20-a-day for 14 years. I lost my baby 7 years ago and swore that if I ever wanted to try again then I would get off the cigs for good before falling pregnant to give my child the best chance I could. I now use the fear of what happened 7 years ago as an excuse to hide behind in order to keep on smoking. I've had enough and I want to move on with my life. I have a fiance who loves me dearly and a mum who thinks the world of me. I have so many good things in my life and I don't to hide behind this fear anymore. So, tomorrow I have an appointment with my doctor and I am planning on getting Champix. I have tried 3 times this year already to stop and I keep finding excuses to give up trying to stop ranging from "I have too much stress just now" to the out and out lie of "I'll stop next Monday/tomorrow/once I've had this last cig".
This is that last time I stop. I'm not giving myself second chances and unlike a lot of the stop smoking literature out there - it NOT okay to fail and try again. Not for me anyway.
So this is my pledge and my promise to everyone out there, to my family and to me.
I stop on September 11th 2009 and I wish all the luck in the world to everyone who is/has or is going to stop as well.
I'll keep you all updated and please wish me luck!!!