I quit years ago. My DH and I quit at the same time -- we couldn't have succeeded if the other were still smoking.
What worked for us was weaning ourselves slowly, and taking vitamins to ease the cravings. I started by giving up the habit/situation smokes. First was the before morning coffee smoke, then the last thing before bed smoke. Every week, when I was getting used to the regular cigarette that I last gave up, I would take away another. The last month, I only had a cigarette after meals (about 3 a day). It wasn't easy, but it wasn't really THAT difficult. You have to make up your mind that you are going to do it. And NEVER cheat. Once you've dropped a cigarette (like the one while in the bathroom, or on the phone) don't smoke in that situation again.
You will still feel the urge sometimes, for a few years after you quit. But it is manageable. GL :-)
at 2:06 PM on Jun. 7, 2011