Well a week ago I went to my doctors in a bit of a state with chest pains, panic etc. The subject of stopping smoking came up, and he said 'Why are you putting so much pressure on yourself??' Well that floored me. He said that not many doctors advocate smoking, but in my case he would worry about me quitting and said I needed to go away and think about it. Now I am all over the place. I feel that he has given me the perfect excuse to smoke, like 'my doctor doesn't want me to stop', and has ruined my quitting experience. At the time I wasn't capable of smoking cos I couldn't breathe, but now I am dithering around stopping and starting etc and just don't know what to do anymore. My moods do get terrible when I quit I know, to the point I am feeling like I am having a breakdown, but is that a reason/excuse not to try?? I am so confused now and would appreciate any advice anyone could give me.