So we have all been there, done that.
The view is always the same...until you change it.....
I smoked for well over 30 years. I quit numerous times. So how did I finally break the addiction? I quit doing what I always doing.
I always wanted to be a non-smoker as a smoker, haha. Go Figure. You know what I mean...you do or did too.
Sure I used many weapons ( NRT's) and what I have learned is they become BETTER weapons when they are paired with KNOWLEDGE.
Cold Turkey....same. You want to defeat this addiction you better understand the beast. Period. Theres just no way around it. NRT/COLD TURKEY...YOU STILL HAVE TO DO THE WORK, NO PRIZE FOR WHATEVER WAY YOU PICK TO QUIT.
To finish this race you must be prepared. To be prepared, you must understand the enemy ( Nicotine ). To understand the enemy, you must educate yourself...listen-learn and be willing to walk through some very uncomfortable times to get away from what you have always done...fail.
You must change it up. NRT or NOT.
That said...it may help you in other areas as well.
EXAMPLE: WEIGHT LOSS
"IF YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DONE....
YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS GOTTEN"
No more Excuses
Just do it