some people think substituting nrt's is going to take care of all their desire to smoke and make them a non smoker.
it doesn't happen that way.
Nrt's should be used as a tool to take the edge off while you unlearn the daily habits and memories that drive your smoking.
the addiction part is easier to break than than habit part. you can take nrts till you're blue in the face but that will not unlearn the memories of smoking
SO, again, use the nrts to take the edge off while you unlearn the habit parts of smoking. Focus on that, then, step off the nrts as soon as you feel comfortable.
Please allow yourself 130 days from your last puff to be free of dwelling on smoking even it rarely crossing your mind. Do not give up before you give yourself a fair chance