I quit for my second time on May 17, 2010, and I have slipped twice...
I had gone to a Sage Francis concert three days or so after my quit date and everyone was standing in a tightly packed line waiting to get in and this guy behind me was having a smoke and blowing it right in my face. After about an hour of it... I gave in, took off my patch for the night and bummed one smoke off of him. It was good, but it made me so sick that I thought I was going to throw up through the whole show. I went home and put a new patch on and that was that.
The patches started making me sick. They would make my arms ache, my stomach squirm and my head pound, so I basically quit using the patch or anything after my first week of quitting smoking. Instead of using Nicotine as a substitute for um... nicotine.. (Wait...) I decided I would just do something else to keep me occupied so I started chewing on Sunflower seeds going on walks when I had a craving.
Just recently I was spending some time with my family for Father's day. My brother and I are very close and we used to always smoke together. It was just one of our bonds. So while he was smoking, I couldn't help myself... I bummed a single drag of his ciggerette. Let me tell you, I thought I was going to die. My lungs just hurt, I couldn't catch my breath and the lingering taste in my mouth was horrible. For the rest of the day, my brother would drive in the car and I haven't even had te slightest craving since Sunday.
So I have made it to one month and five days mostly smoke free. It's a work in progress.