I enjoyed reading your story. I am also a cigarette smoker. The doctor asked me the same question, how long have I been smoking? I stated every since I was 15 and he replied so you have been smoking for 40 yrs., that scared the shit out of me when I heard 40. I said to myself damn it been that long. I stop for 3 weeks and started right back time I had a big Problem hit me. So what I am going to do is buy me some cigarettes packets to stop smoking at Walgreens.