Hello, I quit smoking for 5 years. And then I decided to smoke one, which lead to 2, 3 then 20 a day: Bounced back into smoking. Now I'm quitting again after a year of relapse. It took me a little over 7 months to remember the detrimental effects of smoking, how your life becomes a slave of smoking needs, the fatigue, the degrading gym performance, and the horrific coughs.
But quitting doesn't get any easier. I was able to do it once, I can do it twice. But why would anyone go through the insomnia, the fatigue and the crazy mind games after nicotine is expelled from the body? I'm living this horror again, but I am happy to have taken the decision.
To all those who quit: It is very unlikely to just enjoy one random cigarette and not go back to full time smoking. No, it will never be easy to smoke one, or enjoy random puffs. And quitting doesn't get any easier the second time you decide to quit after a relapse. So whether it's a month later, a year later, or 5 years later, don't relapse. This unnecessary puff will lead to smoking full time, then wanting to quit, then suffering equally when quitting all over again