I was just thinking about my quit, and I am totally sure this time that I can and will remain a non smoker! Not only that I am happy that I need never smoke again!
The reason being that I no longer feel that by quitting I am depriving myself of one of life's greatest pleasure, previously I have quit sometimes for months but have always felt quitting was some masochistic situation that although I was proud of what I had achieved, I was suffering at the same time!
This time I have read, re-read, digested, worked on my way of thinking and it has clicked. A realisation that I smoked because I am a nicotine addict and that cigarettes are a superior delivery method for nicotine! That is it pure and simple, smoking doesn't do anything for me, other than keep me hooked!
In the last five and a half months I have taken back control, I need no longer worry about whether I have enough cigarettes to last me through, I don't need to plan way to get the opportunity to smoke and I feel much healthier.
But what a shame that I went through half of my life like that, and what a shame that the most effective method I have found to quit is ignored by the medical profession.