I was a smoker for 35 years....got up to 2 packs a day and chain smoked like a freight train. I've been quit now for 12 weeks. Always told myself that I "couldn't"...or that I would try. Well what finally worked for me was wanting to go out with a very lovely lady who didn't smoke and telling myself that she wouldn't want to go out with anyone who did. I quit by using the patch and the lozenges for those tough "need now" spots. I feel better than I have in a very long time. I can breath again without my lungs feeling like they have a "band" around them. I know in time that things will only get better and that I will never go back to lighting up. Do I want one? You bet!! But it is alot easier now to tell myself "NO!!!!". In fact.....it is very easy. I never got the irritable feeling at all like I thought I would. And yes, we have been going out now for 6 weeks and so far, everyhing is perfect!!!!