I never realized that 40 yrs of smoking played havoc with my emotions until I quit , hummmmm that's because I buried most of them by smoking whether I was happy, sad, stressed, angry, perplexed or whatever but stress and anxiety were the worst for me and it wasn't until I had some time in with my quit that realized I had to figure out how to deal with these feelings without the crutch of cigarettes. It definitely takes awhile because every waking moment was circled around a smoke right? I know that the phone was the hardest because I'd take the cordless outside and yap on the phone with the cancer sticks, I switched cars before quitting but I knew I was going to and the used car we bought was never smoked in so thankfully I had that habit under control before my day 1, this site taught me soooooooo much about this horrid addiction and by reading everything I could before my quit date it gave me the strength and the resolve to kick the nicotine poison to the curb and start living a life of Freedom but I did it and everyone must do it one precious smoke free day at a time getting out of the fog and actually being able to have thoughts and emotions without the crutch is pretty nice and I'm never going back into the fog because I enjoy being free way too much and each evening knowing that another Day WON is under my belt makes me smile. and N.O. P. E. - Not One Puff Ever - is giving me this great smoke free life along with vigilance to stay free because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking is not an option!