It has been almost five days now that I am nicotine free after having smoked over a pack a day for 4 years. I have found that the physical cravings have lessened (the third day I had a craving for about an hour), but still find myself constantly thinking about cigarettes. In this regard, I feel like I am stepping into a new phase of the quitting process, as I find myself letting my guard down a bit when I think thoughts of "I have gone this far, but I still could go for a cigarette". Then I think back to the fact that one cigarette, and I will be back to where I started, addicted. I am just hoping that as the days go by I will think about cigarettes less. It is time to start a new life without them.
Appreciate the support, and to the rest of you keep up the good work.