It occurs to me now and again [even being three and half years clean] that I have all the time in the world, my days used to be divided into sections of when the smoke breaks were and if in a situation I couldn't smoke then having that ridiculous habit of wishing my time away so I could smoke, grrrrrrrrr that makes me angry now that I did that.
I have always coped with my quit even early on by keeping thoughts like this at the fore front, seeing it from a non smoking point of view and analysing it in great detail so I fully understand why I used to smoke.
Its just on these sunny days I see people hiding behind trees, missing out on fun etc etc just so they can divide there day with allocated smoking times.
I don't look at them to judge I simply have a deep feeling of sorrow for them, are they so trapped they will never get out, are they wanting to get out but to scared, have they tried to get out? oh the analysing that my ex smoking brain does lol.
I am sure this has helped me stay quit all these questions that whizz around now and again, don't worry peeps I don't think this everyday I barely think about it anymore, its just when I see people being controlled by a habit that used to control me, I have a good old analysing session to reinforce it for myself