my age is 33, been smoking for 15 years now, started from the odd 1, graduated to 5, then to 10, then started as occational drinker, and on drinking weekends cig count went to 20, work for stocks and futures,options,
so been smoking steadily 20/day last 10 years for sure,
now i want to quit.
tried cold turkey method, worked for 2 days, then started feeling lightheaded, kinda got scared,magnified my fears,heart started racing,started sweating and what not, then went to er-- they checked bp,sugar,egc, things came out fine.
so again started smoking ,
have a friend whoz a shrink, he made me undertand, how is my brain playing tricks on me, so now, panic attacks not last that much, just lightheadness, i get busy doing something, and it goes away, kinda trying to cut on smoking, eating hard candies.
havent fixed a date yet to quit, but was thinking, like 4cig/day for a week,then 3, then 2,then 1, then quit.
all the help from you good ppl will be appreciated.