Had been thinking for a few weeks I would pull back my consumption of cigarettes before I leave my exchange semester in Germany to head back to Australia. And yesterday I only had 2-3 left in a packet so just decided to not buy anymore after smoking those around mid day.
Reasons were I was smoking quite a lot for around 3 months before I flew over here and the flight over nearly 25 hours without cigarettes was pretty bad and well the prices are getting crazy in Australia these days and I don't like the smell or that I have this infliction of behaviour that when I'm stressed I turn to a cigarette to smooth things over so at some point during the last 5 months I knew that this being a somewhat substantial milestone heading back home that I needed to make the most of it and give it another good go to rid the durries out of my life, this is probably the 4/5th attempt at stopping in the last two years,(probably only been smoking a lot for 2-3 years prior it was on and off a few when I was out and about but not really buying any for around 6 years) some have been more serious than others but somehow I ended back smoking, it just needs to be a part of my history now and not the present of future.
So here I am edging towards day 2, no real bad symptoms so far apart from a dull cloudy feeling in my head and my stomach has been rumbling non stop but that is it, I expect the symptoms to come on stronger probably tomorrow, I've just been drinking a lot of water to keep me distracted, I guess I was waiting until a lesser stressful time to start quitting, I had lots of assignments etc for university and I will have finished most of those in the next few days which will alleviate a lot of stress.
Found myself reading through some posts here and thought I may as well make a post and use the opportunity to collate for myself why I am quitting and how I got here, yup thats it.