Had my last cigarette lastnight. Watched the TV program Junior Doctors and was moved by a very ill guy on there with lung disease. He said "this is what smoking does to you"... I'd normally try and convince myself that I'd never be like that, but I have decided that I am going to do everything I can to reduce the chances of me ever being like that.
I've tried quitting many many times before so I know how tough it is. I am going CT. I'm quite lucky in that my family don't smoke and hate me doing so. For this reason I always smoke during the day when then are out and at night when they are in bed, and always in the garden. I never smoke when out in public, in my car, or in anyone else's house... so most of my triggers are around being at home and being on my own. I know that in the early days/weeks going out more and finding things to do that don't allow for a break every 5 mins will help!
I think 'treats' for me will help too. I'm the sort of person who wants results fast and if I don't see improvement in myself in the early days/weeks of a quit then at least I can enjoy things that I have bought/experienced as a result of saving the money I would have spent on fags.
So, with all this in mind I walked up to the shops this morning and spent £6 on a lovely bunch of flowers - they are so much nicer to look at than those grim photos on the back of the cigarette packs! Oh, and they smeller nicer too!
Have been doing just fine today so far. Met a few of you on here last night, but a big 'hello' to the rest of you. Good luck to all, especially the others on Day 1 and anyone finding it a bit tough going at the mo.