Excellent article. Though most of the hard work in quitting occurs during the first 72 hours, the longer one is quit, the trickier it can be and this article is an excellent insurnace policy. Remember, cigarettes travel in packs. We cannot just have one puff, one tiny cigarette, ever again.
I've been quit for nine weeks this Thursday, and only have occasional thoughts of having a cigarette but when I do, they are tangible. I know that if I hadn't been educated from this site, I might at these points have thought, what can one cigarette hurt....the longer one is quit, the more the "ahhh" cigarette grows. The antidote is to remember the reality, the coughing, the desperation, the "smoking more, enjoying it less" reality. The image of deseased lungs, the image of the man with a cigarette in his throat because he can't breathe anymore.
And always, the cardinal rule: NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!