Good evening all.
As you may have gathered from the title of my thread I do want to stop smoking but I know it will take grit and determination as ive I have tried several times to stop with limited success (my last attempt coming last year (2 days) but a stressful day at work left me reaching for the ciggies again. I have enlisted the help of this forum as a support base.
I am a 25 year old male (been smoking since I was 16) I mostly smoke tobacco and some days I lose track of how many I do smoke (probably 10-20 a day) I have been previously bad on weed but I have managed to give that up this year (despite a few relapses)
My worst times are:
The morning brew
Winding down breaks
Dinner breaks at work
During alcohol consumption
My old man passed away due to lung cancer last year (ud think that would make want to quit on the spot but it hasnt) it shows how much of a tough addiction smoking is to actually quit.
I have also been struggling with a gambling problem for a while also (which has been more financially and emotionally draining than smoking) had a nasty relapse with that on friday night but i am on the right track with it (lets ****** keep it that way shall we)Im going to find giving up smoking tougher than giving up gambling I know it already.
Im going to start by going cold turkey tmoz and contemplating not having a drink for the rest of the month to aid the abstinence from smoking, im not going to start tonight as ive been smoking for most of the day and will find the cravings too tough to resist this evening.
The methods ive previously used are patches (chucked them in the bin because they irratated my arm and created discomfort) I do have an e-cig but no filters AND I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE BOUGHT SOME IF I DIDNT GAMBLE THE REST OF MY WAGE AWAY.
The hard work starts from tomorrow
Any advice would be greatly appreciated