Thanks to everyone in the forum so far who has offered their support and reading material (all of which has been very good to read, thanks so much). One of my motivations for quitting smoking now if to be able to support others in their own attempts to quit smoking. Of course, I was only smoking for one year before I quit, I'm sure the attachment is much stronger after ten or twenty!
I had a really long-lasting and intense craving today from 10am-3pm. I could almost feel it physically it was so bad. But, after repeated rational thinking and sucking on a pack of hard candies, it passed. Important today, I noticed how nice I've been feeling physically since I stopped smoking. My voice has already cleared up a little bit and I can definitely take deeper and more satisfying breaths. It's a plain and simple fact that it's not worth it on any level to continue smoking. Quit, and quit now.