Glad I found this forum. I've been having a read through some of the posts and it's great to know I'm not the only one who has tried to quit so many times and failed at the first hurdle.
The longest I've managed was 7 weeks about 5yrs ago, It was so easy with the pharmacy step down patches that I decided to have a cig one night believing that I could just have the one hahaha!!! I could kick myself when I think I could be on year 5 instead of day 5.
I can't believe how good I feel, yeah I still get cravings and I'm really aware of how easy it would be for me to fail but my breathing is soooo much better. This time last week I was coughing out sentences at times
My biggest downfall has always been my inner dialog, you know, the "other you" who thinks you're better off smoking and will try to convince you at every turn with all sorts of crazy talk. I've been shutting that one up all week and so far so good