I smoked from the age of 13 till I was 27. Six years ago, I quit. The first week was tough but then I had a sudden awakening and I was fine from there on out.
During those six years I never missed it but I did continue to smoke other (tobacco free) artefacts. So, while I'd gotten over the addiction to cigarettes, smoking was still in my life.
In November last year, a combination of some bad news and some new experiences triggered me to start again. I've stopped the other artefacts entirely but have been smoking rollies again for about 6 months now and the addiction has taken me under its dark wing once more.
But I'm stopping again as of right now. I will not be a slave.
Wish me luck.