This has been a battle, don't get me wrong. Quitting is quite simply one of the hardest things you may ever have to do in life. So, is it worth it? Absolutely. No question. The rewards is for life, literally.
I hope all who read this find the strength needed to quit or continue with their quit and see that it is possible to reach the penthouse even for smokers with an addiction that lasted well over 30 years.
For what its worth, I can admit I still crave cigs every now and then but the cravings up until now have been manageable through distraction of one type or another, do what works for you. Stick with it and never surrender.
I'll continue to check in periodically and spew a few random words of encouragement to those that are struggling.
Hercu, I'll wedge the penthouse door open as I know your right behind me.