I have smoked for over 40 years and have quit once about 10 yr ago for 6 weeks. I am so ready to stop this bad habit. I hate the smell that it leaves in my clothes. So much so that I will not smoke if I am going out to a store or to eat. I am a little embarrased to even say I have smoked for so many years but it is what it is. Now I have 20 days before my quit date and I will start today using the things I have learned on this site so far. I hope to get the patch but if not then I will be doing this cold turkey.