Well, there's the first month under my ever-widening belt. I'm eating like a pig, occasionally freaking out, occasionally down, but I haven't had a cigarette for 31 days and I'm proud of myself for that, as any body else should be at this stage.
That said, I'm not resting on my laurels. I've been here three or four times before, and I've caved in, so I know there's still a long way to go before I can consider myself a non-smoker. I also know from experience that it gets easier from here on so let's see how far I can go....
To quote a famous historical smoker, "...this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is perhaps, the end of the beginning."
​Maybe I'm at my El Alamein?