YAY!!! 1 YEAR!!! With the education this site has provided, I have successfully gone enough 24 hours periods to rack up 366 days (leap year) without the use of nicotine! I'm not sure exactly when the withdrawals really stopped, but it was painful. I'm not sure exactly when I stopped "missing smoking" or "fixating on a cigarette" but I held on to those ideas for more than 6 months. Nevertheless, every single day throughout this past year I have held on to the belief that if others before me could do this, then I can too. And, I am absolutely - beyond a shadow of a doubt - positively certain - that as long as I never take another puff, I will remain FREE! I haven't written on this site in a very long time! But, I have read and continue to read! This has truly been a gift. No matter where you are in your quit it is really, truly possible to break free of this "dirty and degrading form of drug addition!!" Thank you - everyone!