I've been reading the forum for a few days and thought it was about time I got stuck in!
About me - I smoked for the last 25 years and have tried giving up on numerous occasions (will-power, gum) but could never make it stick. During my annual "MOT" the nurse said, "of course, the best thing you could do would be to book an appointment with the smoking cessation nurse but you've got to do it when you're ready". That was in January. Last week I made the appointment and saw the lovely Elaine. Last fag at midnight last Friday.
And it's Day 5 and all is pretty good! Using patches at the moment which are definitely helping and have got an inhalator so I've got something to do with my hands - I seem to be playing with it or chewing it most of the time rather than inhaling!
Just wanted to say that I've spent quite a bit of time reading through the various threads and it's been really helpful so thank you to everybody who takes the time to contribute to this forum. Hopefully I'll be able to add something positive as the days and weeks go by.
Thanks for reading. Phil.