Is it really necessary to have this debate about cold turkey or NRT every time there's someone new? Many on this site (and in the world) have been successfully used NRT to quit. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I don't think it's fair to individuals contemplating quitting and they're told adamantly (by some) that NRT doesn't work, you'll become addicted, etc. If I had read some of these posts when I first joined, I probably would not have stayed. And, would not be a non-smoke today. I do have to wonder if it's made some feel like there's something wrong with them that they need or choose an aid. The goal is the same for all us and we can choose different paths to achieve it.
It's not just the message, sometimes it's the delivery of the message.