Stopped smoking Monday, 2nd July 2007. Have nicotine replacement therapy going on, in the form of patches which are slightly irritating to the skin at first but you get used to them. Have got an NLP thing happening too (not from Paul McKenna’s thing in the Times I hasten to add) but similar where if I think I should be going for a fag I give the patch a bit of a rub and imagine that that will release more nicotine into the system like I’ve just taken a long draw on a beautiful B+H Gold. It doesn’t do anything but I imagine it does and that’s getting me by at present! Watch this space for progress.