Hi I quit on 10th October so 15 days ago
I have been a fairly heavy smoker for 30 years. I quit for 6 months on a vape a couple of years ago but always missed a proper "hit" also my tanks kept getting blocked and I also had allergies to both the pg and vg juices I tried the expensive stuff and cheap stuff but always ended up with blocked sinuses for weeks on end. I accidentally on purpose "forgot " the vape on holiday and smoked through a few cartons of cheaper cigarettes abroad; )
Fast forward to this year I was virtually rolling a cigarette twice hourly and before bed chain smoking at least 3 roll ups!
I went on a stop smoking course in march this year and had to do a carbon monoxide breath test before being given a free prescription for patches and inhalator weekly. I went through the course with relative ease over 8 weeks . My wife was still smoking in the house and zilch encouragement but I was winning . I went from 21mg to 15mg oatch with no problems After the course finished within the week I'd run out of patches. I had a choice to purchase more myself but I saw a opened pack of cigarettes on the table and smoked one! That was obviously my downfall . My mindset was ruined so I continued to smoke till now
I didn't plan to stop but just bought a pack of patches and left them in my drawer . I slapped one on a few weeks ago after a coughing bout
I've since been looking at youtube vids and various sites . There's a guy called Chris skoyles who has a great channel also Joel spritzer allan carr and a woman called Nasia promoting a CBQ Method? Most of them are against nrt of any sort?
It's so confusing for me because I've read only 3% quit cold turkey whereas 15 % quit smoking using nrt?
I am still buying and using patches I read a new survey that says most DON'T use nrt for long enough and step down slowly they say at least 6 months ?
I've been putting the patch on at 11am and taking off early evening about 7pm ? I'm not craving only certain moments like stress or just a thought going through my mind but I'm not caving in. Do you think I'm on the right path ?
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