So, I've decided to give it a go...
A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This has been a real eye-opener. Now that I have drastically improved my diet and lost some weight, it's time to give up the fags.
My main worry is my health later in life. With having diabeties, there may already be complications later on - so I really do not want to make these any more likely by continuing to smoke.
I am 31 just now and started when I was 16. I'm a 20 per dayer. Stopping using the NHS scheme via the chemist, which seems will suit my lifestyle. Pop in once per week and collect more patches - they are a 2 minute walk from my flat, open until 8pm seven days per week and I get my other prescriptions there anyway.
I tried going via the doctor, she referred me to a clinic which would have meant time off work which I cannot afford to do (I have enough time off at the moment with hospital appointments). I also tried calling NHS smokeline and they refused to help me unless I agreed to go to these stupid classes - I explained that I have no interest in them and that I did not feel it would help me. They wouldn't listen. Surely they should be helping me to quit the way that I want to? It's me that's doing it after all!
Anyway, the chemist has given me 1 week supply of niquitin clear 24 hour patches and a nicorette inhalator with 42 10mg cartridges. My quit date is Monday.