Firstly, thanks to all contributors on this site, it's great for support and motivation - reading other's stories helps keep perspective on things.
I'm 38 and have been smoking on and off (more on than off) since my late teens. I seem to be able to quit for periods of time but I always fall off the wagon in social circumstances, especially when there's alcohol involved. To date, I've tried hypnosis (Paul McKenna), cold-turkey, Allen Carr's Easyway and only smoking at the weekends. But I always come back to smoking. This time (which I hope is for-ever) I'm trying champix and although it's not 'easy' I have certainly felt a stronger urge to stay quit.
Whilst I don't want to avoid social circumstances, I do intend to stay stopped and would welcome any advice on different coping mechanisms to deal with cravings when out with friends who smoke.
Many thanks in advance,