Im new to this forum, and this is my first post. Ive never posted on a anti-smoking forum before as i found it very personal for me, but its touched me how so many ppl are posting their life story, so Ive decided to express myself.
I've been smoking since I was 14 and I am 24 years old now. Im not of a heavy smoker, I smoke around 7-10 a day. I've been trying to stop and quit for the past 5 years as it has had effected by personal life and have made ppl upset with me. Ive been on patches on 2 different occasions already and I will admit that the patches really did work for me, but once I lit one, it became 7-10 cigarettes a day.
I went to the doctors and they gave me a prescription for nicorette 15mg/16 hour patches which ive used before. I asked the doctor about 'Champix' which ive ready in the forum and the doctor said that he does not recommend it as it could cause more health implications compared to patches. Is this true?
I've also tried calling the QUITline and they are so hard to reach. I've tried calling them at least 7 times now, and the consultant is never available. I've left my details so they can call me back, but I've never received a call. They advertise it on TV all the time, but it frustrates ppl like me when i cant even speak to someone when i need to.
Ill be smoking my last cigarettes tomorrow and i'm going to put on the patches and I WILL DEFINITLY QUIT FOR GOOD!