I have successfully not cheated! I have existed for 41 days without a cigarette!
After my first post about quitting smoking, I cheated several times and ultimately fell off the quit wagon. But!
Sept. 7 Mr. J went away for a week and I resumed my quest for a nicotine free lifestyle. After quitting and starting multiple times in my life I can say with extreme certainty that for me to quit and stay quit, I need to spend the first seven days of withdrawal hell ALONE.
By myself, with no one to see me (except my cats) go crazy and be miserable, I was able to relax and suffer in peace and quiet. It was actually quite nice.
I wish I could smoke cigarettes for the rest of my life but I would run out of money and lungs so I guess this is the next best thing.