and am mainly interested in the copd forums however smoking is certainly relative. Just to say that I quit a little over 3 years ago (not soon enough I'm afraid) but nevertheless quit because it was either smoke or breathe. There was a time when I thought I'd never be able to do without cigarettes. But I was surprised that after only a few weeks, I found it wasn't as difficult as I had imagined it would be. Anyway, good luck to all who have quit recently and those that are thinking about it. It's not as bad as you might think.