I hope Canadians are welcome here.
I stumbled accross this site a couple of days ago and have found a ton of useful tips and encouraging words.
I have been "clean" for 160 hours and feel that this may be "it".
I was a late bloomer. Never smoked in High School. I didn't start until I was 19 and working on a survey crew. Out of town all week, work all day, sit in the bar all night. Everyone I worked with smoked and although I don't vividly remember my first smoke, I imagine someone offered and I accepted. Not wanting to be "bumming" all the time, I do remember buying my first pack....from a machine.....anyone remember cigarette machines??
Long story short, 33 years later, and I have tried quitting a few times, but never more than a few days. My son who quit 6 or 8 months ago lent me his Alan Carr book. I don't mean to advertise for him (I'm sure he's rich enough by now), but it really helped me undo the brainwashing. I used to think I'd never be able to quit something I really enjoyed. Now I realize, I NEVER "enjoyed" smoking. I enjoyed the relief from the withdrawal I'd been suffering since the last cigarette.
Anyways, I am so glad to be here.