I run my own successful business, have a gorgeous wife, 4 grown up daughters of whom i am immensely proud, 2 grand-sons and a couple of vintage Lambretta's. A nice haul, and a fantastic life.
If you had told me the day before i quit that in 5 weeks time I would be in the depth's of despair due to a 'need' for a fag, and that none of the above would hold much interest for me I'd have called you a nutter. But the way the last week caught me out has absolutely astounded me and I am so glad I am through it. It totally blind-sided me and turned a normally v positive (not glad-game happy positive) self starter into a self-doubting wreck.
But I didn't smoke and I didn't crumble and that is down purely to the kind sentiments and empathy of others. i didn't think I needed others around me to quit but after too many attempts ending in failure I decided to take heed of the research that suggests you have a much better chance if you have support. This forum, for me, is that support.
I look forward with all my heart and a renewed and strengthened faith to passing on my advice and experience, not just empathy, to others. They can then pass their's on and so it goes.
thank you everyone.