Have managed 6 weeks now without smoking. Still feel the need for NRT. Will try another fortnight with 14mg patches and approx 5 bits of 2mg gum daily. Then try to remove the gum. I think I could stay stopped if I could keep using the gum and patches but know its only meant to aid in the 1st 6 weeks. Its a bit worrying still using the NRT but its helping me remain tobacco free.