I move into month 2 today, I really cant believe that I have done 30 days without a cigarette after 40 years of smoking. I've had it really tough as many of you will know from my posts but I'm feeling so proud of myself today !
I gave up initially cold turkey because I had to for health reasons and a friend of mine gave me the link for this forum which I joined on Day2.
I have to say it was a total revelation to me to read all the posts and I was quite overwhelmed with all the advice and website links that were sent to me.
I slowly went through them, listening to the older hands on the site, taking their advice, reading the links and trying to educate myself re: the nicotine demon.
After 12 days I was tearing my hair out and so decided that I needed extra help, so started on Niquit lozenges whi I have found to be a benefit.
Nothing, however, can take the place of the help and support that everyone on the forum gives you when you are down and desperate. I was lucky enough to join a group called Octoquits and their support and friendship has meant more to me in the last few weeks than I can say.
My advice to newbies would be to try and join a group here or make an online buddy as it will really make the difference to you when the "chips are down".
Thank you to everyone on here who have got me this far, really appreciate all your support.