I haven't yet shared this story with OT ... probably because I've been kind of busy, but I really feel like having a cigarette right now, so this would be a good time. I've been smoking for 4 years, and so has my friend, we'll call him NG. NG and I have been planning to quit smoking for some time, and we finally set a date for New Years 2005, a few months back. My other friend who we'll call J has been smoking for longer, but has not been as heavy of a smoker as the NG and I in the last year. Another anonymous friend, G also quit with us. So the four of us smoked a bunch of cig's on New Year's eve and haven't had once since (~~18 days). NH, J, and I have a bet, if one of smokes a cig, we're suppose to be honest, fess up and shave an S into the back of our head for a few weeks, labeling us a smoker once again. Similar to the A in The Scarlet Letter. I told my dad about all of this, and he decided to quit too after 30 years of smoking. He made a separate bet with a friend of his, and if he loses he has to give up his golf clubs (which are things he pretty much worships) for 6 months. So far, everyone has been doing pretty ok, the anonymous friend G has been bitching because he wants a Parliament, and he was only a light smoker for like a year or two. (Light smoker = 2-3 cig's a week) Me, my head feels like it's gonna cave in, for some reason this is the toughest point for me, I tried to quit once before and only made it 17 days. Anyways, wish us luck, feel free to ask us how we're doing, or if anyone has an S shaved into the back of his head.