Two things which have started to irk me - and I'm as guilty as anyone! And they irk me because I think they [unintentionally] make the task seem all the more daunting for someone just starting out on this path to freedom.
The first is posts from people just starting out on day one with half a dozen replies saying 'good luck' (or words to that effect). This is a very natural reaction, but is it the right one?
The second is reports comparing different methods of quitting which state the 'chances' of methods X are xx% compared with method Y at yy% etc.
These both suggest [especially the second] that there is some random element determining success or failure which is beyond the control of the individual - and looking at the 'chances' of success six months after quitting makes pretty dismal reading (e.g. the best reported 'chance' for Champix users still being quit after six months is a little under one in four).
The point I'm trying to make, perhaps not very well, is that these success rates are for the 'quitting population' as a whole, but as individuals we can't be 25% successful; we either fail (0% successful) or succeed (100% successful) - it's binary, back and white, no in-between or shades of grey. Also, as individuals, our success or failure is always within our complete control. Chance and luck just don't enter into it.