Hi, just joined after a fairly successful day 1. I've been smoking since I was 18 (am now 40) I stopped for 3 years with help from my health centre nurse and patches. Started again 2 years ago during a dismal holiday where it didn't stop raining.
I haven't the time these days to see the nurse every week so I decided to try without professional support. I'm using step one 24 hr patches and occasional blasts on Nicorette Quickmist (used it 3 times yesterday) I have taken up cross stitch again to keep my fingers busy and am chewing gum and doing deep breathing when cravings take hold as well as using the Quickmist as a last resort.
I've got plenty of support from family and a close friend who recently gave up with Champix is cheering me on and sending daily texts of encouragement.
Might have to take the patches off overnight though as last night I was awake from 1am-5am.
Will try to stay awake to enjoy my pancakes this evening and I think I'll deserve extra for getting through another smoke free day.