OK I've made a decision. I cannot continue smoking. Part of it is health, but it is also a financial decision. Cannot afford to do it anymore. My decision is to continue smoking or keeping my internet (FORT) addiction alive.
So my question is how and what is the best way to quit? I have heard many theories. A lot of people that I know have gone cold turkey. Some have been successful for periods of time, then they go back. Some choose nicotine replacement therapy, and a few have been successful as well, and of course the pharmacists I have worked with all swear by it (even though I have known very FEW pharmacists who actually smoked). So dear FORT people do you have any suggestions/formulas/old wives tales/urban legends etc that may help me on my quest to become smoke free? This will be my fourth attempt. (have tried cold turkey 3 times and the patch once) All times I have tried and only lasted less than 1 week!! I admit I don't really enjoy it anymore, it is more of habit, so why am I so helpless? Of course I realize that the more times you quit and fail, the more successful you will be in the long run....which I hope to be one day.
I should add that my grandmother passed away from lung cancer 2 years AFTER she quit smoking, yet that didn't get me to the quit point, only a lot of thought of quitting. Maybe I should just plaster her picture all over my apartment and then try to stop.
I'm hoping that someone has some good ideas, tips or methods to get rid of this nasty habit. Thank You