Used to be on here about 5 years ago. I successfully quit with the help of the great people on here for 4 years, then I had a fag at a party and slipped back into the old routine fairly quickly.
In that 4 years I felt great, didn't crave any fags whatsoever and thought I had cracked it so when I had one at a party I thought I was in total control. Then the next day I had 1 fag, no problem, im in total control. Next day, 2 fags, that's ok, im in control. Then 5, then 10 a day, which by my old standard was still pretty good, but its ok because I was a non smoker in total control of smoking. WRONG!
Now I've been smoking for the past 6 months and steadily crept upto 20 a day, albeit on a weaker brand than my smoking days of old.
My kids (9 & 7) are disappointed in me as they never remembered me as a smoker and have been on at me to quit, so I've explained to them that I am rejoining this forum so that the good people can help me to quit again, and hopefully me others.
I can tell any fellow quitters who are starting today or in the near future that life is 100times better as a non smoker, lots more energy, no coughing, lots more money, better taste and smell.
Also since living live as a non-smoker and re-starting again, I've noticed that it really does control your life. Take a party last week for example. We got to the party and instead of greeting our friends properly, it was a quick hello, let me go for a fag, then I can come back and speak to you properly. Sad and I don't like that.
Lastly, as a non smoker for 4 years, I can tell you that us smokers absolutely reek to non smokers, and ash trays, urrrgh. Although back as a smoker now I can't smell it and neither do I care.
Anyway that's me. Ready to start tomorrow. Good luck everyone
P.S. Just noticed my old signature, my original quit date was 03/08/09. Will change this asap, and let it be a warning that you are NEVER in control of fags as I thought I was.