Going onto day 4 now, yey. I' have tried to quit cold turkey before and failed, however i am now using patches and gum, I hope this works but i am unsure if they are going to prolong my nicotine addiction when I finally get off these patches in 4 weeks time, and that I will have the same urge to have a cigarette as before. I just don't want to waste all of the effort I have put in so far. I need and want to quit. I can, but I am unsure wether I can handle any intense cravings if they do occur. Hope some one out there can help me with this query.