A tweet from Hiten was an apt reminder that it has been over five years since I quit smoking. It is still the most difficult thing I have ever done. Five years later, not a day goes by when the craving doesn’t hit me. I need to summon all my resolve to fight the urge for a smoke. It is not chemical need. It is all mental as smoking’s true narcotic effect is behavioral. It will be a long time before I will be free from the devil’s weed. A lot of my friends are quitting or trying to quit and to them I say, soldier on. It is a long battle but worth it. I know I am better off not smoking.