Just registered as I have been lurking for a few days and found the support, experiences and words of advice on here fantastic!
I am on day ten of my first quit (2nd if you count the fact I stopped temporarily during pregnancy 17 years ago!) and feeling stubbornly determined to succeed as I don't want to do those first 9 days again!
I am on the stage one patches, and getting breathalysers by my pharmacist every week. I also have an inhalator. I was on at least 30/day for the last five years or so, and twenty a day for donkeys years before. I think I had my first puff of nicotine at about 11 and I am 42 now.
The cravings are thick and fast, but I have so far only had one major meltdown on Day 7 where I could cheerfully have gouged my own eyeballs out! I am eating loads which is not great as a diabetic!
Thanks for helping me through so far, hope to get to know you better!