I really want to quit, but have only ended up smoking more

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I’m at it again – aiming to give up smoking that is. You see, I’ve tried numerous times to kick the habit. But I’ve failed with will power, failed with Nicorette patches and failed with hypnotism. So now I’m trying drugs.

Hopefully, within two weeks I’ll find the taste of cigarettes makes me want to be sick.

Then, after 12 weeks, the nicotine receptors in my brain will be shut down entirely and I’ll never smoke again. That’s the theory.

I’m so excited about this and really am desperate for it to kick in and start working.

The downside, however, is that I’m now smoking more, willing myself to not like the experience.

I’m always desperate for that first, disgusting cigarette. How warped is that?