Well I've made it to 9 days now, having gone Cold Turkey. I've tried patches & gum in the past but found I simply wasn't ready to quit.
The difference this time around is I really felt like I wanted to quit - it was so weird but it just felt like the right time. Of course there is never a right time, and I've always thought that having a planned quit day was a load of cobblers, but about a week before hand I started to think about quitting on a particular Saturday. Before I knew it the day came, I stopped, and here I am 9 days later.
I cannot believe, having gone cold turkey only, that I've made it this far.
Of course it's still early days and I still keep putting my hands in my pockets to get an evil little white stick out - breaking some of the habits is particularly hard - but I cannot give in now I've got this far.
I suppose this post, like many others, is serving as a "note to self" but I'm also curious to know if anyone else is on day 9 too?