So, I was sitting down with my girlfriend yesterday evening. She was looking to me to answer her endless string of quit-smoking questions. After all, in my infinite wisdom I did quit for about five years several years ago, so I have "a lot of experience". She has never quit before and needs some guidance.
"What happens when the novelty wears off?" she asked me.
"What do you mean", I responded, "What novelty?"
"You know. So you quit. It feels all shiny and new," she said. "After a while not smoking is no longer new and the shine has gone. What happens next?"
At that point, I had to admit that I had no idea how to handle that question.