My name is Kriste and I'm 32. I first started smoking as a teen, but I never got addicted then. I would have a smoke occasionally. I quit for a few years and then I met my husband, who is also a smoker. I began smoking in 2000, but I still wasn't addicted. When I found out that I was pregnant in the fall of 2000, I quit cold turkey. WHY I began smoking again after she was born, I can't tell you. But, needless to say, I really need to quit. I was up to 3 packs a day and I woke up this past weekend wheezing. I couldn't breathe. So...yeah, I definitely am ready to quit. I've tried to quit before with the patch and nicotine gum. Neither helped. I've also tried Chantix. It didn't really do anything for me, either. So here I am, back at trying it cold turkey. It's difficult to find ways to keep myself busy, though. And, my junkie mind keeps telling me that I need a smoke. UGH. This bites. haha.