So very soon I will be hitting the one month mark and I have to say I can't believe how fast it's gone by.
If I could pass on one piece of advice it would be to remember that nothing lasts forever. In the beginning I used to think I would never get over the craves or be able to deal with stress or get drunk without having a fag. But I got through them all, felt bad at the time but I ALWAYS felt good again not long after.
I've gone cold turkey and its worked for me, I wanted to get off nicotine straight away and deal with the fall out all in one go. Now don't get me wrong I know I will still have hard days but I know that I will never put one in my mouth again. I am addicted to nicotine and no matter how much that little voice nags at me inside my head I won't give in. And that's the key, to remember you're stronger than any craving, tobacco branding or social pressures.
I read something today about lung cancer and it made me feel physically sick that I could have potentially already done the damage that means I'll end up in that hospital bed one day... If that isn't motivation I don't know what is.