I was a heavy (>25 a day) smoker for over 40 years. I have tried to quit innumerable times before but have previously never gone one day without a sneaky puff.
I stopped smoking at 8am on 9 June and it has been a bit bumpy. I am using an inhaler and lozenges. I did try patches for a couple of days but they brought out a big rash.
I feel I am just hanging in there and am trying to focus on the positives and give myself a break. I still feel frustrated however as I still feel like smoking (or not smoking) controls my life. I think about it almost all the time.
I know everyone is different, but can someone share their experience about how long it took for them to feel like a non-smoker - rather than someone who is denying themselves cigarettes.
I only just found this forum and I think it is wonderful.