Just found this forum and what a good idea it is.
Im on day 3 now and using 21mg NiQuitin patches and I USED to smoke 30+ a day for the last 15 years. As of late I have been getting worried as I have been smoking more and more and when I think about how much I had been smoking and try and cut down it just made it worse then I would smoke more...
So I made up my mind to quit on monday so had my last fag on Sunday night and its not been that bad I get quite a few cravings but I just take the dogs for a walk or just get on with something to take my mind of it and touch wood its not been as hard as I thought it would be.
I quit a few years back for 7 months yes 7 whole months :mad: and stupidly thought that I had totaly beat this smoking lark. When I would go out to the pubs ect I would just have the odd half fag off a mate and remember how rancid fags where in the morning think its nothing not get any cravings for them and think that im totaly in control...Week later do it again. Then a few weeks down the line Id have a full fag again with no problems but this became a regular thing and then I would buy 10 fags for when I would go out and only smoke them when I was out but slowly but surely I would have a fag at home when having a beer then the excuses start building up as to why I should have one and before I know it im a full time smoker again.
This time IS going to be different I learnt a valuable lesson there NEVER think that you have won I have made a deal with myself not to have even one drag of a fag be it 1 year or ten years down the line as its never as good as what you remember it is.
So half way through day 3 and so far so good. Im planning on using these patches for the first week then going cold turkey and just kicking the habit into touch for the remainder.
All the best Adam.