This is my first post, i am 34 and have been smoking since i was 16. My reason for quitting is that we have been trying to have a family now for 18months with no success, i have modified every other area of my life - healthier diet, cut down on drinking and caffeine, but couldn't bring myself to stop smoking. However i have now realized that smoking could be a contributing factor to our delays in getting pregnant and your article on smoking and pregnancy is very powerful and quite scary... i am now desperate to have quit successfully before getting pregnant - i want to be free of this addiction which adds nothing to my life.
So its been 6 days and 12 hours now without nicotine and i am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Like many other posts that i saw, Day 1 to 3 were very emotional for me and although difficult actually made me realize what addiction truly is and how powerful it can be...... thank goodness i found this website, although it may seem obvious, until the "Law of Addiction" is in black and white, its often easy to ignore, especially when going through the initial withdrawal symptoms. I am taking it bit by bit - my first goal was 72 hours, then 1 week and after tomorrow my next goal is 2 weeks - my main fear has always been with putting on weight, but despite a slight relaxed approach to what i have been eating for the past 6 days, I am hopefully now back on the straight and narrow - very keen not to replace one bad habit with another...
Anyway - thanks to WhyQuit.com - the website and forum is great..
Will keep you posted :)