Hi, this is the first time I've ever posted on here although I pop in every night and read all the new posts.I've found it to be a great support just knowing that others feel the same way. There are times when I doubt my own sanity.I have been smoke free since 15.12.09 after smoking for 40 years I was diagnosed with copd but still continued to smoke for another 2 years until the inhalers and steroids didn't help. It's such a powerful addiction, you only find that out when you try to stop.I have been using nrt patches and I'm down to 3mg (I cut them down) I sound pretty pathetic that's because I was a complete addict. Thanks for letting me ramble I feel a bit better.Will post soon now that Ive crossed the thresh-hold. marie.