Just finished reading Allen Carr's The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. And also just smoked my last cigarette. Ever.
I've stopped smoking before but it never really took. The last time I tried it lasted a year but then I stopped taking the meds. Because silly me, I didn't want to be on psychotropic drugs for the rest of my life. I lasted maybe a week after that. I fell into the same trap that many before me had also fallen into -- the "I can have just one" trap.
This time will be different. No drugs. No nicotine gum or patches or substitutes of any kind. This time I'm going in fully aware. No more traps for me. This time it will take. I know it. Because I know I'm not really dependent on cigs. Nicotine, yes. But cigarettes, no. So once that's out of my system I will be free forever.
Instead of 'giving something up', I'm gaining a whole new life.