This will be the 3rd proper attempt for me and feeling a bit anxious.
I gave up first time with Zyban for about 6 months, 2nd time 18 months ago with Champix but got terrible depression and ended up off work for a month and back on the cigs.
I have been smoking since my early teens, some 30 years. I am up to 30/40 a day and have been for some time.
Last couple of visits to the dentist have prompted this attempt. He has told me that I have bone loss and will lose my teeth prematurely if I dont stop smoking. My teeth look fine and the thought of losing them terrifies me.
My mum is also a very heavy smoker now in her early 60's and has been diagnosed with COPD but carries on nevertheless. Her cough is horrendous and I dont want to end up that way.
I am one of those you see huddled outside the office 3 times a day rain or shine and I hate the embarrassing smell when I walk back into the office.
Like many smokers I spend the majority of the day ashamed of my smoking but at the same time justifying it to myself.
I am using patches from tomorrow and the inhalator. I did try Easyway once but only lasted a day or two.
So fingers crossed, glad I found this forum, lots of good tips and advice.