Just wanted to update that I am 12 days without a cigarette. It feels great! I don't know why I didn't try this sooner. I guess I was just not ready to part with my Marlboro Lights. I am so grateful not to be spending $80.00US dollars a week on them. I am using the patch to get me through the withdrawal from the nicotine. I am only on Step one so I will see if the step down affects my success.