My dad's mantra while I was growing up and I still follow it. I had a huge crave today. So bad I was nervous in the shower. I put on a patch and 2 hours later it was still strong. I took a lozenger and it started to diminish.
I don't know if I would have had that bad of a craving if I had the patch on, but I don't want to take any chances with this quit so I will take the patches as reccomended. I just detest spending any money on anything nicotine related. But I hate smoking even more.