Hi there, thank you for allowing me to join your forum.
I've been a smoker from the age of around 14 and I'm 50 now.
I've often thought about quitting for good but have only managed it for very short periods of time.
I've now decided that the time is right for a number of reasons. I've begun to realise that smokers really are in the minority these days and it's becoming more and more anti social. I was recently in the company of 25 people and was the only smoker.
I've also been considering the cost and how much it's damaging my health.
I would also like to quit for my 12 year old son who hates me smoking.
I've decided to go cold turkey but if need be, I'll get the support of my GP and any necessary medication available.
I'm going to have a look through other posts about people's journeys to give some encouragement. I know it's early days but I'm remaining positive