It was 10 month since I quit smoking yesterday, 4th of April. I think I am finally getting used to being quit as I don't always remember my quit-smoking anniversaries nowadays.
Every time I had a craving in past I'd say to myself "Just make it through the first year and if you STILL want to smoke then, go for it". Well, I am only 2 months shy of a whole year, so that's a bit scary now Gotta change the rhetoric!
Things are getting gradually better, but my opinion of cigarretes and smoking hasn't really changed much since I initially quit. In my case, that's both good and bad. Living in a country with most smokers per capita doesn't help either and sadly I stopped socializing with some of my friend who still smoke, not on purpose though. It just happened.
I am still not thrilled like many seem to be when they stop smoking, but I'd definitely feel worse if I still smoked. Not to mention all benefits of not-smoking that I now take for granted...
In conclusion, yes it's worth it and yes it does get better. Would it be better if we haven't started at all? Damn right, but since we can't time travel, quitting is the next best option!