Aliebee,I am on the same road as you,am on 25mg nicorette patches,and an Inhalation cartridge 15mg if I get a craving...
I cut down at first from twenty to ten,then joined NHS "quite for life" program,I have telephone call every Thursday from my one to one nurse.
Last week she did a carbon monoxide reading over the phone (after sending me the equipment through the post to do it with) readings go from 1-6...mine read 2.
Nurse was very pleased with me,and so was I.
I smoked roll ups...I am still trying to get over the trigger points of wanting to smoke,like on waking up with a cuppa,after a meal,and before going to sleep at night.
I have mastered the one before going to sleep.
I have mastered the waking up one.
I have mastered the after a meal one.
But !!! I have not yet managed to stop the four ciggs in between those trigger times (:
I am now using the nicorette inhalation cartridge when I get the craving along with the patches,( it's like an E-Cigg ) but does not need charging,ask your doctor or quit team about it,might be good having just one more little helper,as I call it.
Best wishes,Good luck