Im quitting today. Quitting smoking. Forever. Im pretty heavily addicted Im 28 years old and I started using smokeless tobacco (Copenhagen) at age 10 and I was hooked and dipping snuff daily by age 12. I switched to smoking cigarettes at age 18 so Ive been nicotine addicted for about 17 years, smoking cigs for over 10 years as of yesterday I smoked about 1.5 to 2 packs of Camels per day. Im making a thread about this because its part of my strategy for quitting to tell as many people as possible that Im quitting. That way, if I fail to stay quit there will be that many more people who know I failed (only if they ask how its going at a later date, and I realize nobody cares but still ) My reason for quitting today is that Ive been going to make yet another attempt at quitting for weeks now, Ive been pushing it back one pack at a time. Today I decided its the day because a) Im out of smokes b) my chest hurts c) Im broke. I think Im going to have success this time Im finally looking at it as a life & death issue I feel that Ive already taken years off of my life. I feel like right now Im on a pace to live until Im about 55. If I stop smoking and start exercising and eating right maybe I can make 70 or so. The difference is huge either die while still employed, or get a few years of retirement in my life. Im motivated. Im doing this. Sorry about the huge rant Im going to be nuts for a while (more so than usual) Please post your experiences with quitting nicotine tell me some success stories, or jump on the band wagon and quit with me! Or just let this thread sink to the bottom of OT and disappear for ever, I dont care it felt good to type this. Wish me luck.