Good grief man! That’s like one cigarette every 8 minutes nonstop through the day if you are awake for 16 hours! That took some dedication to smoke that much. I bet you got a lot more done once you gave it up.4 pack a day Kool smoker here. Quit cold turkey back in the 80's but I suffered! Can't remember exactly how long it took to get over the initial desire to have one but it was at least a week, maybe two. What I do remember was slapping my chest pocket, reaching for the pack more than a year after I quit ... it's tough but you can do it Carl.
A lot of people say they can't stand the smell of the smoke once they've quit but I still love that smell if it's fresh and once in a while I'm tempted to take a drag but I know that if I ever start again I'd probably never be able to quit. On the other hand, the smell of stale cigarettes and smoke does bother me ... don't like it a bit.