Well this has been and up and down struggle and I wouldn't have got here without this forum and all you lovely people, Monkey Glolin Roneo, too many others to mention!
Ok I'm still on the NRT dissolvable strips and having 5 or 6 a day, but I have not had one single puff and have no intention to. Have been stressed , have been out with smokers , have been to the pub over the past few weeks and have no urge to smoke.
I did not have the will power to go cold turkey as I did before , my intention was to break the physical smoking habit. To find methods to cope without lighting up and NRT has really worked.
Over the next few months I will reduce the NRT. Im not rushing this.
Sometimes I do think about, like you would an old friend, and I have a wave of sadness, but I am reminded of what I'm missing when I seeing smokers standing outside, often by themselves- having to have that cigarette because it has enslaved them.
I'm free of that! and so pleased that I will not go back to it.
Keep going everyone! If you think you are going to relapse , come on here and tell us all.
If you do , remember its a blip, start again immediately and work out why you did it, how it made you feel after you did it and put in place a means of coping with it if it happens again.