Thanks, John, for this post, and all its great, inspiring information! I haven't ingested any nicotine of any kind since Nov 10, 2009, and I've been doing very well in terms of not even thinking about smoking all that much. Today, though, the desire to smoke hit me like a ton of bricks. It's very strange, and most unexpected. But reading your article has made me take a moment to reflect. No way will I smoke a cigarettte today. Quitting smoking is like a battle that pops up every once in a while even almost two years after quitting.... I never want to smoke again. But that desire is still there sometimes, waiting to hit me like a ton of bricks. I just have to take care of my quit, and never take another puff.