I did it.
A whole year since I've smoked. It's so long since I've put one of those silly little sticks in my mouth and set fire to it that I've completely forgotten why I used to think it was such a good thing to do.
I can honestly say that I never even think about smoking these days, not even as a fleeting memory. I certainly don't miss it and I haven't had a crave as such for months and months. I can sit in the company of smokers and not give it a thought (until later when I'm peeved that my clothes smell), and I've been in some quite drunken situations and not once has it affected my resolve. I'm fitter, cleaner, happier and have loads more money than ever before. And confindence! Wow! It's amazing how often I used to avoid speaking to people because I was embarrassed that I smelled of smoke. No such problem now - I'm a proper gobshite
I've been in some pretty stressful situations too, over the year, and haven't reached for a packet (although came pretty close once). It can be done - who'da thunk it?
I don't only feel like an ex-smoker, I feel like a non-smoker and that's pretty cool.
A year. Gosh