I had quit for several weeks, and slowly fell back in the trap one cig at a time. My wife smokes, so I cannot remove all of the temptation around me . Still, I am determined. I have set a quit date for the 25th which is my birthday.
I had good success with the patch (7 weeks no smoking!!!) and only after being off the patch a few weeks did I falter. I still have a bunch of gum laying around as well. I know last time I was doing so well I didn't reach out for support much, which I believe was a downfall. Hopefully this time I will make it stick.