I have been a member here for over 2 years so sadly this is not my first post by any means!
I feel that health wise I am running out of time in stopping smoking for good. Each time I lose a quit and start smoking again I am acutely aware that my health is getting worse and worse.
The plus point this time is that my OH is quitting with me this time. Not that it bothered me him smoking when I was quitting, in fact it made it easier to resist! He stopped the same time as me, pinched a pack of my patches to get him going and is doing really well. It's nice to be able to say well done for not smoking to him and he says the same to me. He never used to bother when I quit on my own unless I pointedly said I had quit for however long. Maybe now he appreciates that recognition means a lot.
I read in Paul McKenna’s book that we have to learn to smoke so makes sense we have to learn not to. I remember my first attempt, couldn't even light it as I didn't realise you had to suck at the same time! I was very young so that was a blessing in disguise! When I had figured that out many years later, it tasted foul, make me feel sick but I learnt to like it :mad:
So, now I am learning not to like it. I am learning to see smoking for what it is and not for what it has made me believe.