Hello All, I am also someone who has tried to quit on numerous occasions in the past. I have just turned 40 and after smoking since the age of 17, I was pretty fed up of being so reliant on cigarettes for dealing with lows and, believe it or not, celebrating the highs as well - how ridiculous is that?
So I got in touch with the NHS for help and started on Champix (again, did this in 2011, stopped for 7 months and then started again straight back on to my 20 a day as though nothing had happened) two weeks ago today but only quit smoking at 12.45pm on Tuesday 9th December 2014.
Surprisingly, it hasn't been that hard to not smoke since I stopped, but then it has been less than 2 days so far and there's a very long way to go before I will consider myself a true non-smoker. The occasional habitual element of smoking comes to mind in the mornings (coffee time) and after meals, etc, but so far it has been okay. I am very aware of how bad days can creep up so hoping to have plenty of delaying tactics ready to put into use - it only takes one drag on a cig right and then I'm back to square one!
Hoping for the best, planning for the worst.............