I remember when I started smoking and I can probably remember the reasons why. That was almost 20 years ago. My reasons for quitting are all the reasons you know. My health. The health of those around me. And dating. Let's face it. People are smoking less, and that makes it harder to be a single smoker. At some point I decided not to smoke in the house anymore and all of a sudden I can smell the smoke all around me. In my closet, in my couch. In my hair. Monday I am seeing a counselor through Stanford who will help me decide the best way to attach this issue for me. But there is this- I've tried patches. They interrupted my sleep patterns and not for just one night or two but for many many nights. So that is no longer an option. There are drugs that can be prescribed but these are anti depression drugs. Now let me say this about that. I have, in my time, been is situations where drugs would probably have been a good idea. Better than gutting it out anyway. But I never did get into the drugs for happiness craze, so doing it for this seems a bad idea. In the end i think it's going to be like everything else in life. It's going to be me against the beast. Cold Turkey on moldy bread.I am going to try.I can’t promise anything else and I’m scared that I’ll be eating crow very soon.Anything can happen today.Today there is hope.Today that will have to be enough.
That's fantastic! Seeking help for an addictive habit is probably one of the best things that can help you stay on track. I have two suggestions: 1. Set a goal on BeWell and track your progress. You will be amazed at the community support you will receive! 2. You can join a new group for people who want to quit smoking: http://stanford.wellsphere.com/viewGroup.s?id=130 Best of luck and keep us posted!