Tmann used that word yesterday. It is true. It really does feel good to be quit. It took a lot to get here. I lived with the conflict for years. I really wanted to quit but I really wanted to smoke. It was so easy to slip back. It was so hard to quit. Withdrawal sucks. I was hooked. When I called the number on the cigarette packet I shook my head. Not this again. I wish they would make a cigarette that did not harm me. Ha! The tobacco companies just spent the R and D on getting nicotine into us in other ways. I spent many a dollar on Nicoderm to cope with my addiction. When my sister took on the challenge she went cold turkey because she saw what I tried did not work. So when I rode up that escalator to my quit core class I did not have a lot of faith. The cycle of addiction. Think, try, fail. Fail better. I learned that I could end the cycle. The trick is don't step back. Don't slip. N.O.P.E. My brain and nicotine. Done. I am not going back to step one. And it feels real good!