It is interesting that this two year old thread came back from someone named "hanger" posting, but then the post got erased, and the thread is still here with "hanger" listed as the last poster in the topic area, but not here.
It took me nine times to quit smoking. Hypnosis didn't work, twice. The wellbutrin pill didn't work the first time, the patch didn't work twice, and the gum didn't work twice, and will power didn't work. The ninth time, with the help of group therapy and the VA program, I quit on 4-4-04 successfully. We took the wellbutrin pill two for two days then one a day for 8 weeks, starting one week before our quit date. We saved up the butts in that week in a half 20 oz bottle of water. We attended group therapy weekly for 6 weeks. On the quit day, we started on the patches. I knew from previous experience that the 7mg/day step down was too much for me, so I used one 4mg nicotine gum the first day, two halves the next two days, to smooth the let down. When I had an urge, I would use sugar free hard candy, sugar free gum, and take whiffs off that butt bottle and nearly dry heave. The group therapy gave me some tools like keeping in mind the goals, drinking plenty of water, and taking vitamins. I didn't want the health risks any more. I wanted better stamina at my high altitude home.
So, with the so called poll, there is no choice for all of these and more. Nicotine is as addictive as crack cocaine, and tougher to quit that booze in some ways. I had quit drinking almost 8 years before I quit smoking, and was well established with "To thine own self be true", which helped with the discipline and spiritual power to break that nasty habit.
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― Chief Seattle