Hello all - I'm a newcomer to your forum from Ontario, Canada.
This is a great forum. I've been browsing through the posts and they are very helpful. I especially like the "Quitting Experiences" section as it gives me an idea of what others are going through, what I can expect, and confirmation that I'm not alone.
I had been smoking for 48 years. I've never attempted to quit, other than once in my twenties, when I made it only one day because of the cravings. I quit smoking on the 27th of December, and I am now on day 11 smoke-free. I am using the nicotine patch, which helps immensely with physical cravings. In fact, I don't think I've had any. I've had some minor psychological cravings, but thankfully, they are very short and not strong. I really thought I could never do this, but I am so happy that I have.