Good evening (or late afternoon?)
I had a quick look for a UK based quitting forum and this seems like as good a place as any to seek a bit of advice on quitting, so here goes...
Basically, I've been smoking 20 a day since I was 17. I'm now 33, sick of being totally dependent on fags, sick of feeling almost obliged to follow every meal or accompany every cup of coffee with a fag and to be perfectly blunt, sick of spending an inordinate amount of money on something that's ultimately going to kill me. This is the first genuine attempt I've ever made at quitting.
I'm currently sitting typing this out with one of them inhaler thingys hanging out of my mouth (it's working, by the way), a bizarre blue and black thing called a "Tangle" wrapped round my wrist (handy) and a box of gum for later use, all obtained from my local friendly pharmacist earlier today. All a bit pricey and I realise the "Doctor" route might have been a tad cheaper but it's the NHS...they can't get me in for ages. Swines.
If anyone gets the reference, I'm feeling a bit "Renton from Trainspotting" such is the extent of my addiction with all this paraphernalia...although you'll be glad to know I'm not using his methods.
Anyway, I just posted here to a) get all that off my chest and b) find out exactly what the hell i'm letting myself in for!