It's now 18 months since Christmas Eve 2012, the day I smoked my last cigarette. I always said that I wasn't interested in counting off the days, and that's still true - I'm still only one cigarette away from a relapse, just as I was one week or even one day into my quit, and just as I will be in another year or another ten years.
Elapsed time matters far less than the state of mind. Do I miss it? You must be kidding, I miss it like a hole in the head:rolleyes::rolleyes:
If you're a newbie reading this then be in no doubt that the long term benefits of quitting outweigh the short term discomfort of quitting - tenfold, or even a hundredfold. Life on the other side really is that much better.
If you invest the time in understanding your addiction, and make the commitment to overcome it, then it will very probably be one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make. It can be as easy, or as hard, as you want to make it.