I know there was a thread on this previously posted about a year and a half ago, but thought I would start a fresh one for those of us ready beat this addiction. For my background, I am currently 34 years old, married to a non-smoker and have been smoking since I was 15. Not a heavy smoker, but a smoker none-the-less. A pack usually lasts me 2-3 days during the week and 1-2 days on weekends. I've tried quitting before, but never made it past a few months. I've come to the conclusion that the gum isn't for me, its just a substitute (especially because of the whole oral fixation). The patch maybe worth another try as well as Zyban. The 1 time I tried Zyban ( or at least a generic version of it), it almost worked, but I quit the medication prematurely and lost the fight shortly after that. I've heard the 2nd attempt on Zyban might not be as affective. So my thought is to go cold turkey and if I find myself ready to cave, to get some patches. Im so sick of this habit and so ready to quit. Additionally, i've always been embarrassed of my smoking, going so far as to hide it from my wifes parents for over 8 years now and Im tired of hiding it, I just want to be free from this addiction and live a long healthy life with my wife. I was planning on starting after this coming weekend to try and "get it out of my system" by smoking my brains out, but that never works. I had 0 smokes Monday, finished my last pack yesterday (3 smokes) and so far none today, so now's as good as time as any. Enough rambling, who's with me???? Sometimes a little support goes a lot farther than those nicotine substitutes do, so the more the merrier. I also figured I spend approximately $14/week smoking or $56/month. I will be keeping a running total and use the reward system to keep me motivated as well. Hmm, that could be an entry level SVS in less than a year. Maybe some DVD's if I cant wait that long.