I have tried to quit so many times I can't even count them. In the past six months this is my third try. The difference between those tries and this one was coming to this site and realizing it is a full fledged "addiction" equally as serious as alcohol or crack cocaine. And I have to take it that seriously, I can't ever have even one puff because I know and now understand why I always just worked my way right back to being a full fledged smoker. This is my first post and I just joined yesterday even though I had been coming to this site for the past 20 plus days. March 12 was my first quit day, today is day 20 of my quit. Week one was not too bad, my resolve was so strong, week two still pretty good, moving through week three; that is where I started battling the demon within. It is that same old just have one then you will feel better. I have discovered that it is when I am feeling anxious (doing proposals and submissions) that i most often reached for one, I now pace a lot! I rant while i pace and when it got really bad; I got my skip rope out and go jump rope until I am completely winded. Don't get impressed, that might be 60 seconds and I come read stuff on this site several times a day. So I can say right now that day 17 and 18 have been my most challenging so far, and day 19 was a little better. And here we go into day 20, yippee, i am so glad I didn't give in on day 17. and thank you to everyone who has contributed to this site, I feel like it is making a difference this time. and One of the greatest differences is that it is NOT OKAY to just have one!