I just quit about 2 weeks ago after reading Easyway To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr.
Ive was a heavy smoker working in a very smokey bar in Tokyo (smoking is allowed everywhere), smoking up to 2 packs a day on some nights, chain smoking big time.
I've wanted to quit since I started smoking.
I hated every bit of it.
I bought this book about 5 years ago and read it and quit but I wasnt in the right mind set so I started smoking again quite soon after.
Then I reread it again and my mind is totally different now as since stopping Ive not had any cravings for tobacco at all.
Ive not even thought about wanting to smoke.
In fact these last 2 weeks have flown by and I was having a hard time trying to remember what day I had quit.
I think this book works very well if you actually read it and not skim through it.
Soak each page up in your mind.
Change your brainwashed mind into thinking about what your doing.
Your not 'GIVING UP" anything. Your STOPPING.
I have noticed my face is a lot better for colour, Ive lost that pale looking shade.
Ive noticed a huge difference in my sense of smell.
My mouth doesn't have a gungy feeling in the morning.
The only negative effects is Ive noticed Im a little bit more argumentative now, but thats probably cos my coworker is a pain in the f===ing arse and I didnt notice it before cos I was high on nicotine.
Read the book.
Forget Patches, gum, space age vapour metal cigarettes, drugs and all that crap.
With my lifestyle (Tokyo bar manager, DJ)
If i can go from 40 a day to zero without any bother Im sure you can too.