I will be 2 years quit on 27 August - I used champix and 3 courses to get me up to my 6 month mark as I had so many failed attempts I have lost count (definitely over 10 times in the last 5 years!!) finished the course too early on previous attempts and relapsed immediately.
I am delighted how far I have come, it really has been one the best decisions and achievements in my life.
The cravings have decreased and decreased over time but I still think about smoking so much and tend to still miss it a lot which terrifies me that I am never going to be at peace and free from the nico demon. I feel as if smoking is still everywhere in my life yet I am not smoking anymore - my partner smokes, all my family smokes (Mam, Dad and brother and sister) and I worry so much for them. Stress is also a huge trigger for me as that was when I smoked the most.
There have been times where I just thought, is this overwhelming feeling at times worth it and very nearly came to taking a cigarette from my partner and starting to smoke again over the months.
Has anyone else experienced this? Apologies for the long first post!