I Quit Ten Months Ago
I gave it up completly. I confront the addiction by walking by smokers instead of avoiding them. I have mentally defeated the addiction and I own the cravings completly. I welcomed the pain, discomfort and withdrawls because I knew that they were the cure for my addiction.
Never going back baby. OH, I used an electronic cigarette with a quit smoking package for the first four days, it was supposed to be two weeks worth, But I used them up in a few days. So I stuck it out.
Good luck to all future quiters, and remember to welcome your emotions and frustrations. Welcome the cravings, thats the only to beat them. Do not fight them, they are natural, and you cannot will yourself out of having cravings. They will pass quicker and quicker. And then they will come more and more often. And then they slow down, and come back, and eventually, they stop. And don't worry if you gain a little weight, with the energy you get from not smoking you can get into even better shape!