I've only just found this forum so i'm new here today. Will tell you a little about myself. I'm 38 and have been smoking since my teens I did stop about 7 years ago for a couple of years but then started again, stupid I know!
The main reason I quit was I was hating smoking and living with the constant worry of what it was doing to my health, I was doing my own head in about it every time I picked up a fag, I decided I was only driving myself crazy and there was only me that could do something about it, I either needed to accept the fact that I was going to be a lifelong smoker and deal with the consequences or put a boot up my own backside and stop!
I stopped on the 22.06.14, and so far so good, 6 weeks in, I used patches for 5 weeks, and have been going solo for a week now.. I've put half a stone on in weight and broken a tooth eating too many sweets, but its a small price to pay really.
Looking at some of the posts I so wish I had known about this place earlier, during those first couple of weeks when I was doubting myself hourly, it would have been so helpful.
Anyways, here I am now
Feel like i'm not doing too bad, cravings are more manageable as time goes on, I do feel better in myself and i'm slowly beginning to see myself as an ex smoker, never though I would get there!