I'm on day 2 of my quest to stop smoking. Just woke up yesterday morning with two ciggies left in the packet and thought to myself 'today's the day'. I haven't been planning this and have been an ardent 20 a day'er for the past 30 years. I think something has just clicked in my brain. I've been coughing night and day for the past year and finally, finally I want to change. I've started with 25mg 16hr patches. Yesterday seemed to go OK but today has been tricky. I came over all emotional after dinner, but a few deep breaths and it passed. I think for me it's the great unknown. I want to be smoke free but they have been a part of my life for a very long time. I firmly believe in one day at a time ... that's my mantra at the moment. It's only been 2 days, but I feel up for it. I hope some day I can be looking back at this period in life and helping others who are just starting out.
Good luck to me, and good luck to everyone else brave enough to take the first steps!