I wanted to join this forum for a little extra support from fellow quitters!
My story is that I smoked for 14 years since I was 16 years old. Mostly rolling tobacco over that time (cheaper!). I had a few attempts at quitting throughout that time but none lasted longer than a few weeks. I had tried NRT but nothing worked until the ultimate incentive arrived in the shape of my daughter.
When she was born my life changed forever. I remember very clearly the day I decided to quit. My daughter was just one month old. We were sitting at some traffic lights and I had a fag on with the window open. A gust of wind took some smoke back in to the car and I remember very vividly looking in my rear view mirror and seeing the smoke circulate around her in the back of the car and I just thought, you know what, that is it, i'm quitting! Totally cold turkey, no patches, no gum, no inhaler.
Since that day, I'd given up for 3 and a half years until a couple of months ago, for some unknown reason I let myself down and after a few drinks one night with the boys I bought a pouch of tobacco. I didn't throw it away the next morning and that was that.
I thought it'd be easy to get straight back off it again but it wasn't. I haven't paid it the respect it deserved and now i'm back at square one again but determined to quit again now. Today is my first day of trying again properly.
One bonus is that as i've only been back on it a couple of months a lot of the routine habits haven't reformed yet i.e. smoking every time I get in the car or every time I have a drink but it will still be a battle to get over the nicotine addiction and the routine habits I have reformed.
I've prepared the best I can, I have a star chart for each day I don't smoke and a list of things I hate about it as a reminder.