I had smoked 20 years before quit smoking completely 5 year ago. During these twenty years I had tried to give up for about 30 times. Many times I have give up for weeks or months before smoking again. So how the last time I success? This is what I finally understand: - nicotin is not strong that much. If you are not smoke for about two days and things happen around you are ok then you will not miss cigarret much. - It will only that strong stress and bad things happen to you that makes you miss the release moment smoke gives you. - Even the good taste of smoke is an illusion of mind: if you truly concentrate on your tongue to figure out what taste is that then you will recorgnize it 's just bull shit. So how to quit smoking completely is a game of mind: - Realize that passing the first two days is not so hard, because just a little motivation already enough. The hard part is to quit forever. - Realize how much your health could be better if you quit smoking and exactly how you will take advance of it. Like meeting more girls, more time take care of your kids, taking specific sport, etc. If you don't know what to do with more healthy life then you will come back to smoking ... just why not? - List all situations and reasons that you may give yourself for smoking, prepare things that you will do instead. Don't let your self don't know what to do at those moments. - This is most important for long term: understand that smoke will not make stress and bad things go away, you just try to avoid them for a moment and that means you are weak. We should be strong enough to face our problems and carry on our responsibilities. Smoking just proven that you are not strong enough, don't know what to do, damage your health and make things worse. That 's what I do and it 's enough. By give up smoking and drinking I have strong enough to recover from knee injury, become a great salsa dancer and right now meeting a girl about 14year younger than me. And I have more time in the future. Now even just sit and relax is even more worthy than smoke. Good luck.