Hello all. 21 days today! Cold turkey, without a doubt has been the best way for me. In the past I've tried the nicotine gum, patches, Chantix, and e cigs. None of them worked because I always had nicotine in my system and I was always craving for more. The first weeks are hard but they are supposed to be. My theory is that we are addicts just like an alcoholic or drug usesrs. We don't give an alcoholic just 1 drink or a heroin addict, just one dose. Therefore, we as nicotine junkies, shouldn't have nicotine. It just makes the cravings longer and gives us that crutch. We must learn to get over this nightmare of smoking on our own. Look the monster in the eye and say NO MORE. I feel blessed and free!!!