My name is Stephanie and today is my first smoke free day (again). I had quit about 5 years ago and was doing fine until I started go out with friends again to bars. The first time I had a smoke at the bar didn't bother me at all. Next day I felt no cravings at all. Then I was with a friend who smokes the same kind that I did and I thought it would be ok to have one (two) since it didn't bother me the first time. WRONG!!!! It was all I could think about after that. So I went and bought a pack and then another... I had been smoking again for about 5 months until today. I don't even know why I kept doing it. I felt/feel like crap everyday. My allergies are way worse than when I wasn't smoking. I can't do cardio because I can barely breath. So, today I put my patch on and am beginning again. Today, I am again, a non-smoker. One day at a time until it doesn't bother me anymore.