I have been a member of this forum for very nearly three years now and am ashamed to say I have still not managed to make a quit stick. Not smoking anymore is constantly on my mind but before every quit I go through a lengthy period of feeling panicky and too scared to just get on with it. Stupid, as after so many attempts I know exactly what is coming and it is often not nearly as bad as my panic makes it out to be!
Anyhow, after the aforementioned putting off of not smoking I have finally taken the plunge into warmer, calmer waters. My last cigarette was about 15 minutes ago. I am at work so have no access to cigarettes I have armed myself with a bag of sweets and some Nicorette lozenges. I would love to go cold turkey this time but have just dropped the patches at this moment in time. I want to get rid of, or at least use less of the lozenges than in previous times.
I am hoping to float my way through the day in that nice warm water. No more stormy seas from the constant thought of quitting and worry about my health. From this moment on I am going to return to my long forgotten no smoking days. I had to learn to smoke, I now just have to learn not to!
Have a good, smoke free day everyone