After several attempts over the last 6 months of trying to quit for various reasons and using various methods and combinations of NRT and even just willpower alone - unsuccessfully.
I started again on the patches after visiting my gp and asking about zyban, only to be told i had to try again for 8 weeks on patches first. I started on patches on the 29th October, then smoked 5 cigarettes on the 30th then another 5 on the 1st November and another 10 on the morning of the 2nd then tried again. Today (the 3rd) and as i write this i am up to 29 hours smoke free)
have made an appointment with the doctors again for friday the 6th to get a prescription for champix or zyban, as i was told by my local nhs stop smoking service that i could just go straight on to either of these drugs and didnt need to wait 8 weeks.
I am finding walking very helpful as well as werthers originals and lemon sherbets.