There have always been arguments about which works best CT/NRT/Champix/Zyban.
The daft thing is that, that misses the point. The challenge facing people quitting is not how they stopped but how they will make sure they never start again.
The answer which has been shown time and time again in the years I have been a member here has been, understanding the enemy, letting go of the concept that smoking is a reward and not seeing living without smoking as depriving yourself.
If you can get your mind right the rest will follow, the old mantra Read, read, read is the one that has worked for many many people.
Anyone that wants to obsess with the methods used in the 1st 3 months of a quit hasn't yet understood the task at hand and the ultimate goal.
Possibly the most important thing to understand that if you try to live as a person that wants to smoke but isn't then life is going to be pretty poor.