Thought I would drop by the old forum and give a thumbs up to all you New Year's quitters. Just to let you know I'm working on year 5 (or is it 4....? I've forgotten). I don't think I could have done it without the characters on this forum. Of course, we are all gone now, having quit and continued with our lives....most of the time we don't even remember having ever smoked.
So, while it is hard hard hard that first week and month it does get easier every time you don't take a smoke. It's like tearing down a huge building one brick at a time. Sometimes it seems impossible, but it is very possible.
The awful truth is that you quit smoking the same way you started--one cigarette at a time, except it's just the opposite--you refuse one cigarette at a time.
Good luck all, and congratulations on your quits!
Quit Method: Cold Turkey
When: I've forgotten. Search my name on the list & you'll find me back when I was a nervous wreck and craving cigs.
Times I've Relapsed: None. It was too hard to quit to ever have to start that over again from square one.