I feel somewhat silly typing this post having never done it before, but having looked through the forum it would seem that this is a really useful way of trying to get some help and encouragement and offering out my own encouragement to others.
Decided I need to stop, mainly because we have just heard my Nana doesn't have much longer with us, having smoked 20 a day for 65 years. So it is quite a devastating time for me at the moment, to add a nice little cherry on the cake I am currently meant to be revising for some exams (spending far too much time reading everyones posts) and normally I smoke far much more when I have exams/coursework to do.
I had my my first exam yesterday and 30 minutes towards the end of my exam the idea of smoking that cigarette popped into my head and I couldn't get rid of it! Alas, I didn't give in but i have two further exams one tomorrow and one on friday and I'm really nervous that I'm going to give in, which I think is just making me even more stressed. I am a mature student so the idea I'm going to mess up my opportunity at University is really getting me down.
Moan over. Well done to everyone for putting themselves out there on this forum and for wanting to make/and making such a great change to their life!