I had a bunch of teeth pulled and I thought that would be a good time to quit. Using the patch, I stopped long enough to avoid getting any dry sockets but in a few days I was smoking and wearing the patch and in the long run, made my addiction worse. A friend of mine tried some pills from the doctor, the pills caused nightmares every night, he went back to smoking to avoid a divorce. My latest effort is to make my own smokes, if you have to stop and make it first, makes it more of a hassle, slows you down, makes me think a little more about what I'm doing. I've cut back from 1 1/2-2 packs a day to 1/2-1 pack a day. My bad days are because I don't have enough to do, good days I keep busy. If I could only move out to the woods for a month or two and hunt year round, it would be much easier. lol For now, I just work on cutting back. Instead of a cup of coffee and 4 sigs, I cut it back to 2 smokes. When I drive, I wait a little longer to light up, take along a limited number and make them last. Smoking outside is a good idea, anything to break up the routine should help.
American by birth, hunter by choice.