I joined this site tonight after coming across it whilst looking for some inspiration. I had my last cigarette on August 1 at 07.50 (so 6 weeks ago). I had until then smoked on average 23 cigs a day for 31 years.
I am using Nicotine patches, the first 4 weeks was 21 mg and I am now onto Step 2 and have reduced down to 14 mg. I am also using the inhalator if I get any desperate urges. I don't think I could have got this far if I had gone 'cold turkey'.
Unfortunately, I have put on around 101bs in weight but as long as it doesn't get any worse I shall start worrying about losing the added weight in a few weeks. At least it will be winter so I can cover up until it's gone
On the plus side, I am already feeling the health benefits of not smoking, cough easing, breathing easier and walking has got easier. My bank balance has also improved. On the downside, I feel quite tired all the time and wonder if it's a side effect of using the patches.
I have downloaded the quit keeper widget which gives me real time stats and look at it every morning before I leave for work. Can't believe I have got this far even though it's only 6 weeks.
Great site and wish everyone good luck with their endeavours.