I started smoking aged 15. With just a few unsuccessful attempts to stop - I've smoked ever since. And I'm 70 tomorrow - 27th February !
I had my last roll-up 3 days ago so that I can tell people "oh, I haven't smoked since I was in my 60s."
I'm coping with the nicotine cravings - most of the time. What I'm struggling with is being me as a non-smoker. I've got to get used to not doing what I've done 20 times a day, 365 days a year - for 55 years.
It just feels strange to be not smoking. I don't feel like me.
Encouragement from any source will be most welcome - but especially from folk who've finally packed in the fags after smoking for many years.