Day 4 of attempt three, I should say.
What happened was, I quit in October, cold turkey, lasted five days. Five days of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth and the dog hiding under the sofa. Divorce imminent. Cracked and bought a packet of baccy. It was rather disgusting. Actually didn't finish the packet. Smoked most of it then threw it in the bin.
Attempt two, I armed myself with 2mg nicotine gum. Then, for some reason, I decided I was tough enough to handle it without the gum. Ha! Dog under sofa. Husband not talking to me. Made it two days, bought a packet of baccy. Read every article on the entire internet about what happens to the body when one quits smoking.
By now smoking was actually horribly disgusting but I finished the packet and promised myself I'd eat the whole box of gum, like the actual cardboard box, if that would help the cause. Bought an enormous amount of apples for the drops in blood sugar, clementines for an extra boost of vitamin C, and enough bottled water to see me through armageddon. That bit of preparation made all the difference.
It is now day 4. This time it is not an attempt. I am done with smoking, but I have signed on to the forums here because I'll need support now that the initial rush of glee at having kicked the habit is passing. And I will of course support anyone who needs it.
Thank you for having me.