Except for the lozenges and e-cigarettes I've tried everything everyone else here has mentioned. Pre 1990 I even tried snuff & smokeless tobacco.

The only thing that's ever really worked for me has been nicotine receptor blockers like Zyban & Champix.

I'm on Champix now & on my 19th smokefree days. The cravings are gone, triggers are now very few, but what I have learned is I can't let my guard down. One cigarette & it's back to day 1. I've come too far to want to contemplate that.

I'm also on day 2 of a 24 hour virus. When I was a smoker, I'd force myself to light up & puff even when it made me cough so bad my lungs hurt. It was a relief today not to feel the urge to do this to myself.

(P.S. DOATT = Day One All The Time)

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    Calmwaters said:
    24 September 2014

    Champix worked great for me too, the side effects were fairly full on but well worth it when I see how far I have come now. I like that saying DOATT, how clever!

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    Maanu said:
    25 September 2014

    I remember smoking when I was sick and it was torture but I kept on doing it. Thank goodness those does are over and thank goodness we didn't lose a lung So good to be quit (-8

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    Hurricane said:
    25 September 2014

    Yip its a life long commitment alright, but a realistic achievement, keep strong you will win

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    Thunderbirds are go said:
    25 September 2014

    Ha, ha, love the DOATT. NOPE all the way. Hope you feel better soon - pass that virus onto the demon :)

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    Nana22 said:
    25 September 2014

    Yep didn't matter how sick we were, just kept puffing. Not anymore though coz we're driving the bus now, not old nic. 19 days is fantastic Bruce. Feel better.

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    Meno Babe said:
    25 September 2014

    Well done Bruce, I used champix as well and found it great, except for the trouble sleeping but I just fixed this by taking my 2nd tablet around 3pm so it had plenty of time to be out of the system by bed time otherwise champix was a big success for me.