Cherry Blossom wrote: »
The short answer is no. Most people who have successfully stopped smoking have done so after many, many previous serious attempts. You just need to be in the right frame of mind to do it. It is important of course to be supportive and to not judge when an attempt fails. I lived with my elderly mother when I stopped, she was constantly telling me I was wasting my time trying to stop, that I wouldn’t be successful, that it would be the same as all the other times etc. etc. Obviously, don’t do that. The ability to be successful or otherwise comes from within and anything supportive or otherwise people said to me I don’t think affected the outcome.