Today at 5pm it will be two weeks since I last smoked. I'm using the nicotine gum again, and it seems to be doing a good job. I got close to bumming one last night, but I grabbed a gum instead. So far, so good.
I'm lucky -- the gum is working for me. Some people report that they stopped smoking without any gum or patch or whatever and got thru it fine. Others say the same thing, but it was hell.
Still others (those that this thread is directed to) report that despite their very best efforts, they simply cannot stop smoking. They WANT to, they just CAN'T. So of those folks I'd like to ask, what happens? What wells up in you that drives you back to smoking?
Again, out of pure luck, I reached a point where I actually didn't enjoy it anymore. It hurt my throat, it didn't taste good anymore, it made me cough more than it used to. I was getting my nicotine fix, but that's all.
I don't think it pays to be all high and mighty -- "Why don't you just stop buying them? That's what I did!" -- since everyone is different. The addiction is stronger in some than in others. I'm curious about whether we can figure out what the core difference is that keeps some people addicted while others can break free.
Looking forward to your comments,