Found this site on my first day of stopping, I am now ending day 8 without a cigarette and thought I would share my experience so far.
This must be about my 20th quit attempt to date. In this time I have tried many methods including: nicotine replacement, hypnotheorapy, cold turkey, e cigarette's and many many more. My best attempt stopping was for a period of just over three months but most around a week before cracking. I am a 25 a day smoker.
So how does it feel this time? To be honest this attempt so far (Touch wood) has been 10x easier than previous attempts!
The main reason for this is all down to what I have just finished reading: Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking. I was forced to read it by a family member who had successfully stopped after reading it. The book is fantastic! I would never have even picked up a self help type book before as I thought it was only for the stupid that could easily be mind washed. But really wow! It quite literally takes away every reason you think you need / like to smoke. So anyone who like me has failed a few times, GIVE IT A GO. It even tells you to continue smoking whilst you are reading it!
I have found previously that I have been more comfortable and successful quitting cold turkey than any other method! I am very anti nicotine replacement and cutting down - because I believe it is the worst torture you can subject a smoker to.
So yes I am on day 8 and feel pretty good actually! I may need a stronger chair to sit on soon and a new liver.....only joking not that bad! but yes slight weight gain and increased alcohol consumption.
I hope I continue like this, and that someone else may benefit from my post like I have from others on this site.
I will keep posting the progress!