I ask the question not because I have lost my marbles but because after many, many, many failed quits I have actually reached my 6 month quit
The longest I managed since joining the forum (a long time ago!) was a little over 3 months and that was a struggle to say the least.
When I started this quit I will be honest and say I did not want to stop smoking at that point. I felt like I really needed the cigarettes to get through what was happening in my life at the time. On the other hand my chest had become really bad again (COPD) and I knew the consequences of not stopping :mad:
I was surprised to find that it wasn't horrendous as I thought it would be this time. I think fear over my health overcame the fear of not smoking and the realisation that I could no longer keep pushing. One day, sooner rather than later, it would be too late. My switch had been found
I have no inclination to ever smoke again. I know the consequences and nothing is worth picking up a death stick again. I have the odd brief moment where they cross my mind but it is gone in the blink of the eye.
I don't get chance to post here much anymore but I just wanted to say that I thought I would never get this far or feel like this and was destined to be the serial quitter I had become forever. Not so.
I am posting this to say never give up on giving up. It doesn't matter how long it takes you. Keep trying and one day you will find that switch as well and believe me, there is no better feeling