It's pretty close to 24 hours, so yes, i stopped yesterday. It's funny, i knew yesterday would be my day. I knew that by the amount of cigs i had left in my pack. I just didn't know what time i would actually be stopping at. As it turned out i smoked quite a lot yesterday morning and the big moment nearly passed me by.
You would expect the last cigarette of a 22 year, 20/40 a day addiction would be a big occasion. So did i but i grabbed that last one out of sheer habit, lit it and only after i had smoked half did i think to check the pack to see if there were any others in there. There wasn't. That was the last and i'd already promised myself it would be the last. So i when i put that out i said that was enough.
So far so good. I've found Allen Carr's Easyway to be not so easy. It's diffcult to embrace cravings and enjoy every second of them. The muscles in my face don't really want to make me smile. It's tough, no doubt about it.
But it will not beat me.
I work offshore.. so i have a little advantage in that i'll have no temptations of alcohol until i finish work in 2 weeks time. Hopefully by then i'll be in a better position to deal with things as well. I also called my wife today and told her i'd quit. "I managed a full day without cigarettes!" i said. I'm not sure she believed me but she was supportive anyway. I've known her for 9 years and she used to smoke. I was more than a little jealous when she stopped smoking 5 years ago with what appeared to be very little effort. I was proud of her then and i'm proud of myself now.
It is great to make it into Day 2.