Smoking is becoming a distant memory now, today marks seven years quit and I've not single puff in that time.
None of the old triggers make me think of smoking, its simply something that used to be part of my life but isn't anymore. It gets said by almost everyone but, if I can quit, so can you. I was once a serial quitter in a constant cycle of quit and fail, quit and fail. Sometimes I would even reward myself for not smoking by smoking, it wasn't until I recognised that I had to stop seeing poisoning myself as a pleasure that it all fell into place.
My mantra was Health, Wealth and Control, that was what I wanted to recover by quitting; it was a positive objective and that mindset worked for me. The chemical addiction isn't as strong as the mental one and soon the task at hand was to learn to live life without a fag in hand. All those situations where it had become a conditioned response to light up, whether I had an actual need to feed my nicotine addiction or not, had to be experienced without my old crutch, but eventually through practice I became used to not smoking.
So keep on keeping on and you'll become the non smoker we all want to be, someone who not only doesn't smoke but someone who doesn't want to smoke and for whom smoking doesn't really come into your day to day thoughts!