Packed in 12 years ago having smoked for 37 years. 20 a day, more at the weekends so would generally go through a sleeve a week.
Got fed up with the smoking ban, and spending weekends in Prague and Ostend etc interested only in getting cheap fags. Remember getting 22 packs (4,400 fags) in Northern Cyprus. Paid the equivalent of £3 for 200 which at the time would have cost over £50 at home. If customs had took 20 sleeves off me and let us keep 2 I would have still been "in pocket". My wife used to say it ruined our holidays and looking back it probably did.
Still want a fag every so often. For the first year I kept 2 fags in the car, 2 in the drawer at work and 2 in the house. Never touched them because I knew that if I started again I would never stop.
I'm fairly sure that if the ban had never come in I would still be smoking today and I am still unsure why I told my Doctor why I wanted to stop. It wasn't the money or my health. It might have been that I was just bored of it because my life revolved around it. I don't know.