My first time here, and my first ever day of not smoking - I actually can't believe I've gone a whole day, i think this is the longest I have gone without a ciggie since I started smoking
My reasons for giving up are:
1) I have a 3 year old little boy who brings me so much love and joy and the thought of getting ill or not being around to enjoy him and watch him grow up terrifies me.
2) My husband hates it and moans at me all the time
4) I think my skin is really starting to age and at 29 I'm pretty sure the wrinkles are starting around my eyes
I've been a 20-a-day smoker for years, started smoking at 15 and never stopped. Cigarettes are - were - so important to me that I had 20 Regal Kingsize stuffed in my garter on my wedding day as my "something blue" (honestly!!)
So, yesterday I went and bought patches, smoked my last ciggie at 8:10am this morning and afterwards promptly put the patch on and have kept my inhalator close by (which has been in the cupboard, unopened for the last 3 months)
I don't think I will find this easy,but have decided to join in here for the added support to keep going, and to chat to others who can understand the challenges and difficulty of giving up.
Thanks for reading this far! Hopefuly I'll be around long enough to get to know everyone a bit better