I am a total newbie and yesterday (10/16/2017) was my Quit Day. So I have not smoked since 6:30 p.m. on 10/15/2016. I am ecstatic and so far, it is easier than I had imagined. I followed the advice I found on becomeanex.org and I set a date a couple weeks in advance to prepare myself. I say it is easier than I had expected, but it is not easy. I had anticipated impossible. The cravings are very real, but they do pass, however very reluctantly. Will it get harder before it gets easier? Or will each day be a little better? Do the cravings lessen in intensity?