The first time failed because I went out on the piss one night, and had one. And was back on 20 a day within 2 weeks.
At least I don't have to worry about that — well, as long as I stay off the drink! Don't want to get complacent about that for one minute...
Have to admit I'm not looking forward to doing without coffee, though. I know it's advisable to steer clear of it (and other 'triggers') in the early days, but I reckon my poor old system is going to suffer a terrible shock!
Actually, I have a copy of the Allan Carr book — my sister gave it to me years ago. I read the introductory part, up until where he says 'and when you finish this book, you'll never smoke another cigarette' (or words to that effect). Then I closed it and put it away for another day...!
Soon. Very soon...:o