Re: I've heard it takes a year
I quit smoking a year and a month ago (WOO HOO for me! LOL) and no, it doesn't take anywhere near a year to feel better! I have felt the same ever since about 2-3 months after quitting...
At first I didn't really notice much of a difference except I annoyingly got a half sort of mini cold about 2 weeks after quitting. I didn't really have a cough or anything like that. I also didn't notice I could taste things any better, but I DID notice that I was always STARVING and I could definitely smell things better.
I think it'll take about a month for you to feel quite a bit fresher and more clean. Then you'll feel less out of breath, "lighter" and stuff after that which will last forever!