My name is Michael I'm 17, 18 in 2 months (planing for that to be my celebration date hopefully).
I've smoked for a year now which is scary thinking about it doesn't seem like its been that long. I've tried to quit using lozenges and even patches which worked but I found I was still getting the same amount of nicotine just in a different form.
The thing is I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 10. Now i want to use her as an inspiration which she has always been to me. See she dies from cancer perhaps brought on by smoking although she quit when she was 32 i think and she died from it when she was 43. Scariest thing is though I have a 50% chance of having the BRAC1 or something gene which raises the risk of developing cancer.
I'm in year 12 at high school at the moment and i know a big part of my addiction is the habit of smoking after a lesson or in lunch break we would go to get lunch and then have a smoke. which I hate when i go to class and the person next to me smells it on me.
I'm going to try to get out of the habit of leaving school in these breaks and also not letting myself get bored. As i know they are my main triggers.
Any advice, tips, stories on quitting would be greatly appreciated and I'll post tomorrow and let you know how its going :)