I quit last year, in order to have the VSG. I was like you, or most smokers really, I knew the potential damage I was doing to myself. In my case, I just didn't care enough about myself. All the bad things that could and would have happened to me just were not enough of a reason. Then I found out I had to quit in order to have WLS. So, I focused on that, that was my reason. My husband also quit with me, and neither of us have had a cigarette since. I know how hard it is, especially in the beginning. Even at 14 hours though, your body is beginning to detox itself. You can do this. You can also PM me if you need to talk, but mainly just wanted to say, you got this.