I had a thought. There are people where who successfully quit smoking, and I'm sure there are more who are trying to quit or giving serious thought to quitting. Perhaps we can offer the some incentive and support by telling our stories.
After about 40 years of smoking, I quit about 6 years ago and I haven't had so much as a single puff since despite living with a roommate who smokes.
I had tried to quit 3 times before - twice by trying to wean myself of cigarettes gradually and once by using 'the patch'. I had wanted to quit because smoking was becoming too expensive on a limited income, but I failed each time. The problem was that, despite wanting to quit, I still wanted to keep smoking.
My success finally came when I decided I didn't want to smoke anymore. There's a big difference between not wanting to smoke and wanting to quit, and that mindset, I'm convinced, was the secret to my success.
I'm smoke-free, and I don't miss it at all.