Can I please join the 'class of June 2011' - my quit day was 23rd June. I've had 2 sessions of hypnotherapy, and am currently on 21mg strength patches. Smoked 20+ a day since I was 15, and just turned 53 last week. Had tried a few times previously but only ever got as far as 2 weeks. I think the hypnotherapy session on my quit day made the difference this time. My motivation - had a hospital visit to check out a painful knee joint and scans showed I have a disease which is causing bone to die off as the blood supply has been lost - only little remaining - smoking would shut this down. Consultant said stop - so I did! Felt okay for the first couple of weeks, but as one month has just passed the cravings (in my head) have driven me crazy - I feel really tired and have had problems with sore and bleeding gums since quitting. But am still determined to keep going - just hope these horrible cravings will pass soon! Have been reading this forum for last 2 weeks, and you guys are so supportive and encouraging.