Been a smoker for 15 years now.
The best i have ever done was 1 year+ after reading Allen Carr easyway to quit smoking.
Thing is once you quit you get into your mind that wow that was easy so i will have a cigarette with my friends and quit the same as i did before.
Problem is it doesnt work that way and once you smoke that cigarette your doomed agin.
I recently bought myself a electronic cigarette from a guy off ebay.
I did my research before buying as there are many cheap versions out there and didnt want to buy one and find out its useless.
I am absolutley chuffed to bits about it as it really does feel like smoking a really cigarette without all the bad chemicals involved.
You get the smoke feeling and also the nictotine hit and the best bit about it is i can smoke it anywhere.
It is completed legal to smoke anywhere as it doesnt have to be lit and contains no smell or chemicals.
I have tried nictotine patches and they dont really work because being a smoker for so long you get into the habit of holding something between your fingers and puffing it.This is why im so happy with the electronic cigarette as i can puff away and not harm myself or any1 around me.
Ive not touched a real cigarette for 2 months now and im now using low nictotine cartridges and after these finish i will go onto 0 nictotine and then probley just not use it altogether.
Anyone finding it hard to quit i would advice them to give it a go as you have nothing to lose but loads to gain.