I was a 60 or so a day addict at one time, so I know the feeling.
I found the best thing, where I could manage it, was to change situations around - so when it was a time i'd normally have a smoke, I was out walking, or busy peeling potatoes, or dusting though preferably cleaning with chemicals! I ust would NOT smoke when I was using any chemicals.
The only person who can get you to give it up is YOU. So try to not let anyone talk you into this. YOU do it for YOU, first and foremost. Any other incentives have to take a definite back seat. But a nice one is to put the cigarette money in a box or a jar - use it for a reward for yourself, or towards a holiday, whatever - but you get to see a visible and tangible difference.
One thing you might need to watch out for is putting a bit of weight on while you stop smoking - apparently the activity of smoking burns a number of calories. It's not just the sweeties (candies) that some folk take up instead.
Please feel free to contact me by mail, if you think i can be a help (or at least a sounding post).
in Scotland, UK BST
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