Any and all of you who are considering quitting smoking, I encourage you to act on that desire as it is really is an attainable goal. The first few weeks are the most difficult. After that, it gets easier. You'll feel so good about yourself...and will save a lot of money. Just think about tossing a five dollar bill (or more) out the car window every time the thought of buying a pack of smokes enters your mind. The candy-coated mint flavored gum worked best for me. That recommendation came from a health care worker who made a presentation to a group of teenage boys in a mental health facility I was doing a clinical rotation in. He had tried to quit many times, had a heart attack in his 40's, then developed emphysema. Finally his doctor, whom he had known for many years, told him point blank that he might as well not come back if he continued to smoke. He had a few "slips", which are not considered failure or "relapse" any more. Every day is a new day....just take it one day at a time.
Good luck. Give it a try. Really....you'll be so glad you quit. Happy New Year!!!!