British Columbia, Canada
Oh did I love my smokes, and even I quit! Although I gained a bit of weight. (a bit she says winking) I am not sorry I quit. I hate the smell of them now but at the same time wanting one, but that lasts only a few seconds. What gets me now is the smell of the people who smoke, and I can't believe I ever tried to "sneak" one, as the smell sticks on their clothes and hair all darn day and I was the same, LOL!
Hang in there, and reward yourself at the end of each day. Do it day by day Marie, just one day at a time. Been about 5 years now for me I think, as you get to a point you don't count when it's finally over. I hate to tell you that I was like Mike, quit tons of times, but when you are ready you will quit, and I guess I was ready. Hope you make it!
Non-smokers don't get "this" but nicotene is right up there in being one of the hardest drug to kick and withdraw from.
Good luck and cut yourself some slack - take it one day at a time.