I've been trying to quit for a year now. I've managed for a week or two tops then something happens and I use it as an excuse to start. Or I start to smoke when I drink, have some left over the next day and don't stop again. I need to quit now for medical reasons. I need to have nicotine out of my system asap and keep it out for at least a year but hopefully by then I'll not want to start again anyway.
So since I failed so many times I was wondering if maybe NRT would help? I can cut down to 5 a day so I wouldn't want a high dose. I crave so so much and I have the habit issue- when I drink being the biggy, I can't let myself go to a party tonight because I know I'll smoke but I can't do that forever. So I was thinking maybe I'll make it long term if I use NRT so I can deal with the problems one at a time.
But I'm concerned about how long that'll take and if I can get a lose enough dose to cut myself down from 5 a day. I think I'd prefer patches to take away the actively getting rid of the craving you get from gum or the inhaler type things.
Any advice appreciated