It is almost a wekk since I stopped smoking.I never thought I could do it. I am using champix, which is working out great for me,but may be not for everyone.
This forum is a great place and I feel I could not have stopped without allthe support I have been getting. Although I am still a junior quitter, I wish to give something too.
During my quit I have learned that:
1) I can still "function" properly
2)I can think and concentrate even more (I am on my last year of an Architecture degree, working on my dissertation, super-tense situation and handling it without smoking!)
3)You don't have to stop being friends with smokers (I have been going outside with smokers and still not feeling like joining in!)
4) Your social life won't stop!!( I have been out for dinner, drunk wine and LOVED not to have to go out in the cold!!!)
I wrote the above because those situations were the ones which I always thought not to be able to handle without smoking..and I think I am handling them better.
Good luck to all trying..Listen to the all the great members here ( with a special mention to Margaret, which has been so lovely and supportive).
I will keep you informed.