Well today I am 24 days cigarette free and actually realise I have freedom from the coughing , wheezing and stink of smoking. I must say that this time round (its my 3rd attempt) is going really well only the occasional craving for a cigarette. What i realise now is that I was addicted more to the motion or habit of lighting a cigarette than the nicotine. Once I was able to identify my triggers and what would make me go into the motion of lighting up that gave me the control of being able to identify that now I would have light a smoke and stopped myself doing so.
Another great tool in quitting was getting a nicotine patch. Previously I thought I didnt need nicotine replacement meds etc but putting the patch on was a great tool as if you smoke with the patch on you are in serious risk of damaging yourself, this knowledge helped me stop completely.
I am so thankful to all of you that with your kind words and daily encouragement allowed me to quite may God bless you all