I quit smoking cold turkey 6 days ago, and it really hasn't been that bad. There are cravings, but I feel a bit more energetic, my apartment smells better, friends and family are supportive, and I am feeling more positive about everyday life.
I have always enjoyed smoking, but last week before bed I saw the ashtray just inches away and a nearly full pack of Marlboro Lights. With little fanfare and lack of drama, I just suddenly felt I didn't need them anymore and lost the joy of smoking. I took the pack of Lights to the trash bin and threw them away. I haven't smoked since, and feel rather confident that I am going to succeed. This is a big deal, it's big, and though it seemed utterly undramatic at first, a week later I can hardly contain myself. For anyone struggling, this is doable. We can do this!!