I figured I'd post this to remind myself and show others that are thinking of quitting what it's like. I've been smoking for over 12 years, I started at 12 and am 24 now. I am a pack a day smoker, and smoked menthols. I'm quitting completely. This means no cheating, no Zyban, no patch- nothing. ════════════════════════════════════════ Day 1: I stopped midday because I wanted to get a jump on the night. I chewed on gum for a few hours. Last night after dinner I had an after meal craving, and it took a bit of willpower to get past it. It only lasted about 30 minutes before I got distracted by TV. ════════════════════════════════════════ Day 2: I woke up this morning and when I walked outside the spring air was niiiiice. I didn't want to hop into the car to go to work. I was VERY tempted to call out sick just so I could chill outside. My morning cup of coffee was eleventy times better. the taste is the same, but it's much stronger. The bad cravings haven't hit yet I think. I know I'm going to gain weight, I'm hungry as hell. My allergies are still here, so my throat isn't much clearer.