Well I've tried to give up & started out well a few times or cut down & again started off well ..... BUT I keep slipping!! In fact now I'm just getting nowhere! I even have 2 boxes of nicorette microtabs but nope they still in my drawer along with quite a handful of patches! I have the biggest reasons to give up so why aren't I? We are TTC & we've suffered 5 known miscarriages before 5 weeks & a 2 months ectopic ordeal! A little of me says "whatÂs the point" but maybe thats just an excuse. Allen Carr's Easy Way for Women to Stop Smoking book states that often a smoker will criticize a woman for smoking whist pregnant but will usually find herself in the same situation at some point due to her own addiction - ThatÂs so right, I'm one of those people! The reasons I need to give up (I may add to this as days go on) - TTC - The loss of 6 pregnancies - Expense - The loss or illness of a parent if we carry a full term pregnancy - The fact I can't walk back from the shops without being breathless (Maybe thatÂs my fat ass lol) To sum it up I am a heavy smoker - I have managed to reach back up to that good 40 a day routine! I plan to cut this down than taking a leap! My weaknesses: - I work from home on the PC & find I reach for a cigarette out of habit - If I wake in the middle of the night I will have a cigarette - I wake in the morning & have a cigarette before I even get out of bed My goals for now are: - Not to have a cigarette if I wake in the middle of the night - First thing in the morning I have not to have a cigarette before I get out of bed & before having made myself a coffee - Morning are the worst maybe for me so will allow myself 2-3 cigarettes in that hour & ONE every hour after! I will log on my diary when I am at the PC when I have had a cigarette, I will be honest & expect someone to give me a good telling off if I fall weak! I am definitely at my PC weekdays due to work!