Heavy Smoker for Years

Discussion created by amiray39 on Mar 1, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 3, 2019 by amiray39

I have been smoking since I was 11. I am now 40. I have attempted quitting seriously 3 times in my life. My last attempt was about 10 1/2 years ago. I lasted 8 months.


For a week now, I have told myself that tomorrow would be the day. Yesterday, I realized that tomorrow never comes. So, I started searching for help and found this site.


I am conflicted. I like this and it makes me feel hooeful but I worry if I can really do it. I have set my quit date to March 14th, identified my triggers which is everything and today tracked every cigarette I smoked. 


I realized I want a cigarette about every 30 minutes and so I decided to push myself to go an hour and have done pretty good with that. Tomorrow, my goal is not to smoke when I first wake up and to push myself to go an hour and a half without a cigarette. I want to use the 2 weeks to beat my triggers.