what is the habit?
The memories of the reaching for one connected to an emotion of what we were feeling before. (Recreating a moment) and the repetition of the urge to get nicotine.
It all takes place over and over and over again and every single time starting with a thought.
So, when that thought comes... just say, "I don't do that anymore" and say it out loud.
There's power in what you tell yourself and hearing yourself say it.
You'll kick the habit in short order by talking yourself out of smoking,
Don't talk yourself into smoking
Talk yourself out of it