Well, I quit on Oct 3, the day my diverticula ruptured. After 2 weeks in hospital, I figured I was past the worst of getting over the addiction, and have not had another since then. I had been thinking about quitting for years, was kind of a closet smoker - haven't done it in public for several years now. So, it wasn't as bad as I thought, being that I spent the worst part of it in a drug induced haze due to the surgeries I had had. I still have cravings pop up once in awhile, but, they pass relatively quickly. I keep thinking how good a cigarette would taste, but, then think that it really wouldn't be as good as it seems in my mind. So, I pass the urge. about a year ago, I tried the nicorette gum, which almost worked, but then I went back to smoking. This is the longest period in 30 years that I have not smoked, so, hopefully it is for real. Good luck to you, it is a tough thing to get over. Think of it as a disgusting habit, that's how I keep thinking about it, your clothes smell, your house, your car... and, I really can taste things differently than it seems in my entire life. Although, not everything tastes good, our ice cube maker's ice cubes taste awful to me now--went out and bought a filter for the line so the ice cubes would taste good, lol.
Keep it up, you can do it if I can.