Anybody out there beat this demon? I started when I was in 6th grade. Stopped when I got married, quit for 14 years! When I got divorced, I started again. ( my rationalization? They tasted like "freedom" psheeeewww!" Not more than a pack a day. I've tried gum, patches, cold turkey, Chantix ( the drug was bad. side effects made me a lunatic.) I need to stop. It's expensive, my girl won't kiss me with any enthusiasm, I'm tired of going outside in the minnesota winter to feed the monkey. I can't sing with as much oomph as I used to. I'm tired of being a slave yet every effort I make falls short...Any advice on techniques or a mindset? I work in a hospital and regularly see people drowning in there own mucus from emphasema (sp?), dragging around an oxygen tank, yet I JUST DON'T GET THE MESSAGE! I need to stop before it kills me. Help?