For a long time I believed that my addiction is mostly physical. I convinced my self that as soon as I get rid of this physical part, I'll be fine. How hard can it be? I've stopped biting my nails haven't I.
Then I got married and changed my name - gee its difficult to change the automatic responses. My hand has a mind of its own. It just keeps writing my old name. My mounth has a mind of its own. I answers the phone incorrectly. My ears have minds of their own. They can't hear the new name. You get the point...
So, how long does it take to learn a new name? Might be as long as it will take to learn to live without cigs. Heureka! My smoking must have been a habit, a learned way of life.
... just wanted to share that one as I feel so enlightend now - and a bit stupid for not getting the message for so long. Just shows how difficult it is to understand what others tell you. Even harder for thick headed ones like me