Well it's my first day...I can honestly say that I've wanted to quit smoking for quite awhile but I haven't gone through the motions of actually trying to quit. After my family and friends voiced concerns for my smoking habits I started looking into ways of quitting and came across the ex community. I've never been much of a writer but I'm going to do my best.
So I've been smoking since I was 18. I'm now 26. I never planned on picking up the habit when I tried my first cigarette but one thing lead to another and I was hooked. I've always dealt with some anxiety issues and cigarettes seemed to be the solution. When I went away for college I also found smoking to be a good way to socialize and meet new people.
Now I've been a smoker for 8 years and I'm just tired of it. I'm sick of the cravings and smelling like an ash tray. I don't want to be the person that frequently has to step aside or sneak away from the group for a smoke. I knew going into this that it wasn't good for my health and now I'm at the point where I need to make a change for the better before there becomes irreversible side effects.
I'm open to hearing from anyone who has advice on someone new to quitting game.