i am back with my tail between my legs as usual. i gave up for 3 weeks in february and, as per, cracked on a night out, and fast fell down the slippery slope to 20 a day. So annoyed and intended to stop every single day since. Smoked a few in the day on Tuesday and then, on a whim, decided just to quit then and there instead of going to the shop to buy more. I like the idea of just stopping suddenly, thinking about it is too stressful. So I got my unused supply of patches and put one on. So , 48 hours later I am still not smoking, and feel pleased. decided to come back to the forum as it is helpful to know I am not alone in this battle. My boyfriend smokes and it can be hard, but the way I see it, I will always encounter temptation and it is up to me how I react to it. I feel really strong this time. i have stopped so many times, i deserve a place in the guinness book of records. How tedious! I actually stopped for 9 years CT, no problems at all. Getting older is a disadvantage, will-power is not so forth-coming. Maybe that is just an excuse or the fags really take hold after so many years. I do miss them but feel better already and love the fact that I am not actively damaging my health every hour or so. This gives me a high in itself. I keep reminding myself that smoking does not relieve stress and I will continue to make mistakes in my life whether I am smoking or not. I have read the Allan carr book - what a great man he was, a truly clever approach which has worked for so many. So, I will deicate this quit to him. And try to ensure that it is my final one!!!
Good luck to you all in your quest for freedom and well done to all of the february quitters who are still smoke-free. xox