Another thread went from asbestos to smoking, so I thought I'd start a new one here for smoking, and how I quit.

I took a variety of drugs in my youth and on quitting found nicotine the most addictive and hardest to quit(didn't use the more addictive drugs). I beat it on my third try. I found the first few months to be the toughest, then another tough time after about a year...when I had quit, so it wouldn't hurt if I had one occaisionally. Then I'd be smoking a pack a day within two weeks. Hence, the three tries. The last time I just told myself I'd never have another smoke. That was about 25 years ago. All three times were cold-turkey, I never could get anywhere cutting down.