I wanted to wish you all the best of luck at trying to quit smoking this year. Last year, I was in your shoes and managed to quit cold turkey on January 1st. I think I had 3 one time slips early on, but if that happens don't let it get you down just keep on trucking.
The things that helped me
1. As time goes on it definitely gets easier
2. This forum- coming regularly helped remind me that others were going through the same struggle. I had to visit all the time and with the help of the wonderful people on here I made it through.
3. know that you are making a good choice for your body...afterall the thought of smoking is just kind of stupid.
My heart goes out to you all, as I know I still have the craving from time to time. In fact, I am still in the same struggle just a year down the line. Just keep at it and we can all do this together. It is a lifestyle change for the better.
Best of luck.