Get this book - It works. Im not bloody joking either. Get it as if your life depended on it.
Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking
by Penguin Health/Medicine
ISBN 0-14-027763-3 (way that bookshops can order the book if they don't have it)
Angus and Robertson stock them, I think most major shops would.
After a significant death in the family I was smoking a pack a day - read this book and quit cold turkey. It's basically a book that confronts your psychological need to have a smoke. It actually even dares you to smoke while reading the book.
The author of the book used to be the worlds worst smoker - he used to smoke 60 a day. One day he put the ciggy down. And stopped cold. And never smoked again. Stopping does not mean deprivation.
There are many different approaches to quitting smoking - yet smokers themselves degrade their own attempts at quitting. No offense Ramrod, but your post of "smoking blues" and "I wonder how long I last" does little for your own self confidence - well how's this - you bloody well can quit. You don't need a smoke to get thru ur day, they taste like shit anyway - every smoker knows that, and every smoker wants to quit.
Yet you refer to quitting as "smoking blues", as if its some traumatic chore you have to undertake. Its not, its a rebellion, its paradise. As soon as you put down that last ciggy, you've been liberated. Try to keep it that way.
The only way you will fail is through fear, fear you can't do it. You bloody well can - and every smoker out there who says "oh god, I can't quit" will say "it took me 3 goes etc and Im still smoking" Why - Fear they will never quit. What happens - the smoking community start to see it as a near impossible chore to quit. It isnt.
The actual chemical addiction to nicotine only lasts for a week or so. I don't agree with fighting fire with fire by using patches, I believe getting over the psychological dependance is the key.
Put the dirty ciggy down, and buy this book - its only 20 bucks - its sold over 2 million copies and it actually friggin works !
Don't buy it from amazon (unless of course our american friends are reading, otherwise uve got more expensive shipping), but here are some reader reviews on this book:
Angus & Robertson Bookworld link (u can order online)
Disclaimer - I am not related to a publishing company, author or store nor benefiting from promotion of this book - it just works - and Im not letting anyone be lazy or from not having the opportunity to acquire it