Hi Jen... Great question! My experience has been that there is always the risk of falling off the wagon when you talk about addiction, and smoking is certainly a powerful addiction. But, a lot of your chances of success are dependent on your personal motivation for quitting, and your own personal strength.
My grandmother smoked for more than 50 years, but was able to quit cold turkey for good when her sister (who she lived with) quit after a hospitalization. On the other hand, her daughter (my mother) quit several times and always went back to smoking, until she was finally diagnosed with COPD (which eventually took her life). My mom maintained until the day she died that she loved smoking and she would go back to it if she could. Two totally different stories.
Your chances of success will increase if you keep in mind why you quit in the first place (what are the benefits to you and your loved ones?) and work to avoid situations where you will be tempted to smoke again. Use a support group, if needed!
Wishing you continued success,
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