An anniversary went past recently. Ten years have gone by since I quit smoking for good. The strange thing is that I almost never noticed it. The thought of smoking almost never crosses my mind anymore.
This was not always the case. Ten years ago I was obsessed with smoking and it was rare to see me without a cigarette in my mouth, surrounded by a cloud of smoke and puffing and coughing away pretty much constantly during my waking hours. I avoided non smoking rooms like the plague and the thought of not having my tobacco on me filled me with an almost overwhelming sense of anxiety. So what changed and how can I sit here now and say to you that I quit smoking for good ten years ago and I have never felt better?