I am a smoker and I hate it! I have tried to give up 7 times in the last year and a half, the longest I managed to give up for was a month, the shortest, a day. I have set a new quit date for the 1st Sept. I have my nicotine patches, gum and also this thing that you put nicotine capsules in that you can use to give you something to do with your hands. Now I have a major problem with stress, I cannot handle it whatsoever and I am fine without a cigarette until I get stressed. Because of the bpd this is why I have so much trouble with the stress, it is so bad and the littlest thing can really make me bad. It's not as simple as taking a few deep breaths, walking away, calming down, it doesn't work, I am like a bull in a China shop, its as if the stress which turns into anger just takes over me. So I need help, I want to give up smoking so badly but I am so scared at the same time that I am just going to get too stressed and reach for the fags. Please can any of you tell me what I can do to help myself more, I feel as if I am going round in circles. Have any of you ever experienced this and how did you get over it? Any advise you give me will be much appreciated.