6 years ago today I quit. I remember well the first few months. It wasn't easy. It seemed that smoking and/or not smoking consumed my mind - both night and day - awake or sleeping. But eventually it got better. I remember counting down the days to my one year anniversary. It was so exciting! Even though my sixth anniversary is equally exciting, it now feels normal to be a non smoker. I cannot imagine going through this pandemic as a smoker. Should I catch this nasty virus, I feel that I would be better able to fight it off - and as an added plus, I do not have to make trips to the store to buy cigarettes. So to everyone just starting this journey, give it time to get better because it is worth it!