I'm Sim and have been smoking for 13 years. Started when I was 21 and smoked about 12-15 per day.
Reason for quitting: my son was born 12 weeks ago and my wife put a note in my pack of cigarettes which said 'daddy please smoke less for me as I want you to live longer'. I know it was my wife that wrote it but every time I see my son I feel I have to stop for him. I also felt guilty after smoking when I held him because I thought he may be getting the chemicals from my exhaled breath.
So it's been 24 hours of no cigarettes for me. I used champix and today is day 11 (i quit on day 10) and had no weird side effects except for some vivid dreams. I have also intermittently used an e cigarette today to kill the cravings.
I'm here really for some support and perhaps to meet a few other people who are also into the first few days of quitting. I want to stay strong for my son. The craving is extremely strong at the moment but I am determined not to smoke. I have never attempted to quit before but recently felt completely trapped by cigarettes... I hated the sneaking out from the job for a smoke and having to clean my hands and brush my teeth repeatedly. In all honesty money isnt really the big issue here I just hated the habit and the fact that a company somewhere is profiting from my addiction and I'm paying them to slowly kill me!