today was my final day as a smoker. Im 21 years old and have been smoking since i was 15.
I have tried so many times to quit and used many solutions. I read a handful of help books most of them were rubish. Allen Carr's book was always 1 that worked. I read it 3x and on all times i stopped for just over a month. That book is along read and i found it incedibily boring. I finally watched the dvd its on youtube, watching the video i found much easier because with the book i tended to drift of because i was bored and ended up not understanding completely.
My last time i gave up was only a month ago and i started smoking this week. The reason i always end up smoking again is b/c of the friends i have. They all smoke and for the first few weeks of a non smoker im happy that i dont smoke anymore but then after the 1st month i start to struggle. Last time when i was around my friends i started to get a craving for 1 after seeing them all smoke so i brought a electric cig to have instead of a real 1. What i didnt realise was that there was nicotine in them and i got hooked on those. Once i realised i was addicted i brought a pack of herbal cigs. There ok but there hard to get any smoke from and b/c its got no nicotine in them they dont satisfy the craving.
I re-watched the allen carr dvd on youtube and i understand the trap all over again. Its really wierd b/c when u watch it u understand the trap and how it all works but as soon as u light a cigarette u forget all what u learned.
This time i dont want to fall back into this trap. It makes me miserable and depressed that i cant echieve my goal of quitting. I know that ill never smoke again now but im worried that the same thing will happen again when in a weak moment with my friends that ill light up. I want to this time track my journey so that i never go back and meet people who find it hard so we can support each other.
I know now that being here and reading everyone elses threads that i can do this and im really glad i found this forum. Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with smoking friends? I always try to tell them about allen carr and ill say do u want to read this book after me but they always say no and that they dont want to quit. I know that its only them who are missing out on carrying on.
I make the solum vow now to never smoke again!!