Just wanted to make sure that all of our members who may be hitting the three year mark today should not be worried about having a tough day thought wise just because the earth revolved around the sun three times since their last cigarette was extinguished. As this post says, the three year issue is a non-issue, unlike the third day which has a physiological component and the three month which may have seasonal effects creating new trigger circumstances. The third year significance is only positive, and of course, the only thing better for a person celebrating three years is that same person celebrating three years and one day, then three years and two days, then, well you get the idea.
So congratulations all of our three year quitters, as well as all of our three day quitters and all of our members no matter what day they are on. Even days where a person may feel that they had strong thoughts are not terrible days. A terrible day is when a person relapses, or when the same person gets diagnosed with a smoking induced disease, or when the same person starts treatments that may have really terrible side effects, or the day the person takes his or her last breath because his or her body can no longer sustain life because of the damages caused by smoking. Each smoke free day is a great day in respect to smoking. To make today a great day and tomorrow too stay focused on the message that to stay smoke free you must never take another puff!