To cut a long story short, I have tried hundreds of times to quit - then I meet a nice guy who hates smoking, and for the first time I have a reason other than myself to quit.
I have started a stepped down approach (patches + inhalator + mini's, plus 50% per week reduction in smoking). So, 3 weeks ago I was on 40 - 60 a day, and now I'm "allowed" 5 a day, although that doesn't mean I have to have all five, sometimes just one.... anyway, I'm not technically anywhere on the quit days as I haven't fully quit, but my CO levels were 63, and have now fallen to 9, so I think I'm doing well, and it hasn't been hard at all. I'm breaking the psychological and conditioned associations/links using NRT, but don't have the guilt if I do have a cigarette, so I'm finding I don't need one just because I'm allowed one, if that makes sense?
Anyway, I'm new to this forum and wasn't sure where I should post as I'm not on day one, or any day really?? I need the support to get over the last hurdle really before I can really say I'm on proper day one.
Maybe there should be a 'day zero', or 'about to quit' sub-forum type thing?
Thanks for listening, Nat x