If anyone doubts how tenacious this nicotine addiction is, I offer my latest experience. Having quite a nice dream (for a change) last night about being at the beach. I walk up to one of those round aluminum tables where a woman my age is sitting, relaxing and smoking. I pull up a chair, get out a cigarette, light it, and start a conversation: "Gosh, I quit smoking years ago and started back up. I don't remember why." Puffing away.........
HUH? I quit smoking almost six years ago - and STILL these smokemares occur.
Be vigilant, my friends, the addiction is STILL lurking somewhere in your subconscious!
(not to worry - these are easy to dismiss and don't constitute a crave - just one example of what a powerful addiction this is)