I quit on 3 separate occasions before it "stuck" - first twice were flat out cold turkey (BRUTAL). Third time round i just couldn't face another cold-turkey episode, so i used nicotine patches. They did help make the quitting process less uncomfortable, by allowing me to break the "ritualistic" habits (the sitting down with coffee - and a cig. the having-something-in-my-hand. the taking a deep drag for "relaxation") separately from the physical addiction to nicotine.
Good luck! It's a big challenge but your body will be so grateful to you for it!
Oh, and, if you are looking for online support, there are lots of resources available. This one www.quitnet.com
might offer what you are looking for.
Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 2/18/2013 (16:11)