Joined: Jan. 2006
After multiple aborted attempts over 35 years, I finally figured out the secret to quitting for good:
I haven't had any for 5 1/2 years now. The craving never goes away. Patches don't help. If you used to enjoy stuff where you really needed a cigarette, you have to quit doing that stuff. If it was your job, you must find a new job. Otherwise, you just start back up again.
It also helps me that my wife (whom I married at least partially because she was a smoker! quit, and went on a big health kick, and made (and still would make) my life #### on earth if I started again. And I know without any doubt that if she died, I'd pick up a carton on the way to the funeral home. If I were a religious man, I'd pray each night that she start smoking again, so I could.