I smoked my last cigarette last night. I debated not doing it but I thought it would be good to say good bye. It was kind of like I broke up with a friend. However I know that "friend" was not good for me. It has cost me money, time with my girls, and much more. I have tried 7 times in the last 17 years. The longest two periods were 2 years a piece. I quit cold turkey on one and quit using the gum the other time. I was ashamed when I stressed out and started smoking again. But today I have been reflecting on why I want to quit. I had a few cravings today but I fought through them. I have also received some great advice from people on here that I am excited to try. I think using the patch and the lozenge occasionally have helped today. I am not angry or irritable at all. I even scheduled a doctor's appointment to get more advice on how to stay quit. I look forward to using this website to stay quit for good this time. All of the support I received today was immensely helpful. I look forward to reading more on here and looking at more groups to join. If anyone reads this I welcome any advice and support. I also want to extend the invitation to everyone that I am here to listen and be supportive as well. Here's to day one!