I started smoking when i was 15. Been smoking for the past 15 years around a pack a day. I've tried several times before to quit smoking but always went back to it thinking i could have a few cigs here and there, but it dosn't work like that and before you know it your back to square one.
This time i am determined to crack this nicotine addiction tho. I'm using champix which i started today so my quit date is next Thursday.
The main reasons i'm quitting are i've had enough of smoking and the way it takes over your life. Always looking for your next fix, the panic when you realise you've ran out of cigs and the shops shut or when you can't find a lighter it's pathetic. I have two daughters age 8 and 5 and they hate me smoking (athough i don't smoke in the house) they can still smell it off me and lets be honest stale smoke is not the nicest of smells. I don't want my children to grow up and be smokers because they think its ok to smoke. I don't want my children to have to look after me when i end up with some disease through smoking. I want to get fit and healthy and have more energy. I work in morrisons in the tobbaco kiosk and it really scares me when i see some of the people who come in for cigs, wheezing and coughing their lungs up and there still paying £12 for 40 cigs its maddness!