This is the start of my quit. I've been a smoker for more years than I care to remember and now I've decided that the time has come to stop, and stop for good.
I've said this so many times before but I really mean it this time, I've even reached the stage where I'm smoking without realising that I'm doing it so I've got to get some sense and break the habit once and for all.
I'm going to use the cold turkey method and just try and get myself weaned off smoking one day at a time. I am desperate to stop smoking so I'm hoping that with my willpower and the help and support of all of you other quitters I will have the strength to keep going.
One thing that I would like advice about is whether I'm right in keeping cigarettes in the house. I have 8 left that I thought I would keep rather than get rid of. I don't mean to keep them as a 'standby', it's just that in the past, when I've been on one of my many halfhearted attempts to quit and found the going tough, I've fallen into the trap of going out and buying them with the intention of having 'just one'. Of course I've inevitably ended up just smoking the lot whilst telling myself that once they're gone I'll start again - famous last words! My train of thought at the moment is "I know they are there and I don't need or want to smoke them" but please tell me if you think I'm deluding myself.
Day one begins for me now then.