This is an excellent post and I only wish I had found it earlier to show to my Friend, I have NTAP since the 30th December last year. A friend of mine figured that if I could give up a 40-50 a day habit then so could she - a 20 a day habit (her words not mine)and so she "quit" 3weeks after me.
We used to go out together for drinks around once every 2months and we haven't done that at all this year- she just always made an excuse, she stopped going out with work colleagues as well and would only go out with her husband.
We went out on Friday - and she smoked!!! I was absolutely stunned, it seems that when she has a drink her Executive Assistant reminds her that she needs to smoke and she didn't want any one to know, she tried to convince me that she has still quit!
Looking back I think that on her part she looked at how many I smoked and how many she did and thought perhaps that she didn't need to try so hard with her quit, I felt lied to when I found out, which is what sent me back to this site, to re-confirm my quit, so many other things fit into place now and I don't think its only when she has a drink that she smokes. However I have since figured that it is not for me to feel betrayed - its only herself she is lying to.
My EA actually appeared yesterday for the first time in a long time - I was putting my Christmas tree up, glass of wine, check. Mince pie, check, Christmas decorations, check. Ciggarettes, woops, no check! I think he has learned though and as his pay has been stopped I hope he will quit before the year is out!
I have been quit for 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 hours, 36 minutes and 45 seconds (351 days). I have saved £3,406.95 by not smoking 14,049 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 hours and 45 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 30/12/2006 05:00