In the past I have tried to stop a number of times. I tried patches and as previously mentioned I ended up using the patches and also having a sly fag.!
Last year I stopped again, but this time I decided on the date and 'just stopped'. I spent 3 days crying for no reason and being grumpy and bad tempered. Once I managed to get past these 3 days it all seemed much easier. Being around other smokers didn't bother me at all, in fact it made me feel rather good, smug infact.!
Unfortunately, 6 months later,a 'so called' friend started visiting more often and I would go outside to keep her company while she smoked her cigarette and each time was offered one. "Go on nobody will know, it's only one"!! After a few weeks of this I caved in and took one. The worst mistake I could have made. Needless to say it didn't take long for me to start smoking regularly again.
I have now set myself another date, being next monday. I know I did it before for over 6 months so I know that this time I can quit forever. I think the worst time for me is when I get up. Instead of having my coffee, cigarette and watching the news I need to start moving and get busy straight away and not sit dwelling on it.!