Ive been looking at these forums for a while. I am currently on day 4 with patches and now finding it easier than it was. I am not sure what changed in myself but i woke up and had a desire that i never wanted to smoke again. alcohol for me (same for some smokers) has been a thorn in my side as i always smoke a lot while drinking. I have had a few beers tonight and on the first beer the urge was very strong but didnt give in and haven't had many really strong urges since.
i would also like to say a big thanks to people on the forum who have posted and helped new quits like me understand about the addiction through links and support.