Well here i am 9 mths into quitting smoking, its not anything iv ever done before. does it feel good ? no. do i miss smoking? on rare occasions the thought of smoking passes through my thoughts. am i happier? no but neither was i happy smoking, but at least i can breathe better. the only good thing to come out of quitting is the freedom from being controlled 24/7 by smoking and when i sit and think about that i realize this freedom is priceless. im sure my best days are yet to come. my life is filled with unhappiness at the moment ,my mum is on her last legs. i fell out with my younger sister ,we used to be best mates. im unemployed and feel like im on the scrapheap. whinge whine and whinge . probably all solvable niggles really. a cigarette would give me permission to avoid it all and fume under a cloud. but im not taking that route. iv put 3.5 stone on since quitting, its slowly dropping off very slowly. keeping on keeping on. things might get better but wont if i smoke im living in hope. good luck everybody.