A friend asked me to consider quitting smoking so I might influence his brother to quit.
I took a month from that point and started testing myself by saying, "I'm going to wait a while longer"when I got the urge to smoke.
After three weeks I went from a pack a day to 5 a day.
I never denied myself. I never got uptight.
I proved to myself that I actually did have control.
VERY POWERFUL REALIZATION
I bought my last pack on the Friday before New Years which fell on a Monday.
I saved one for Tuesday morning. Smoked it at 7am and went to buy the patch.
That will be 5 years ago, Jan 2.