It's just occurred to me that I've only had about two cigarettes since about late June.
I put my success down to snuff of course, and also a bit of real basic psychology (how DO you spell that word!!!) - I resolutely refuse to give up smoking or even considering it. Let me explain..
I smoked for over 25 years, getting heavier all the time. I could easily smoke two or three packs a day, I also smoked a pipe and cigars. I realised I had to stop because it was making me feel ill and then the smoking ban came in in the UK and that effectively made it impossible to smoke anywhere apart from at home - where I have always been banned from smoking in any case, except at the bottom of the garden. I had tried every NRT product out there and had used snuff on and off since a teenager. Nothing had worked and I genuinely felt that I was doomed to a life of guilty smoking, being lectured by my wife and kids and being a social outcast.
In July 07, I said to myself - 'self, you are going to cut down. But if it gets heavy, you are going to smoke and you are not going through any guilt trip either'
I did the standard repalcement of cigs with snuff but still had times when I smoked quite heavily in the yard at work or the back garden. As snuff took over, and still refusing to stop smoking, the cigs became further apart and now, as I said at the start, it has been weeks since my last cigarette. I still refuse to stop smoking and will have a cigarette the second I feel like one - and that approach, for some reason, makes me not want one and seems to be the key to it. I have also developed comparable rituals with my snuffing, as I had with cigs. The best maybe, is getting a nice nicotine hit at my desk whilst at work. Of course, smoking may have already done for me, but I have got further away from it than I ever have before.
Sorry if this is boring twaddle, just thought I would share it as there are a lot of us smokers on this forum...