Wow - I made it.
How has my life changed since quitting? Dramatically. I've lost weight, started exercising - even ran a marathon last year. At the time I stopped smoking, I made a series of life changes, as this newspaper article will demonstrate.
I am currently dating and recently met a couple of girls and I remember in the past as a smoker it was the most uncomfortable thing. I would have a smoke, brush my teeth, take gum then go meet her. I'd then look forward to getting away from her - not because I wasn't enjoying the company, but because I wanted to smoke and didn't know when the right time to tell her I was a smoker was. It's so good not having this worry.
Money? It all goes on sports kit, gym memberships, race entries and such like now. I think that's a better way to spend my cash.
Do I miss it? No, not at all. Do I remember being a smoker? Yup. However, I don't feel like I was ever a smoker now. The smell now disgusts me and the idea of smoking is so alien to me.
If you are not sure stopping is worth it, it really is. I feel so much better about my life as a non-smoker. So much happier. Good luck everyone!