I grew up around smokers. Started when I was 15 and am now 39. I don't know anyone who has successfully quit smoking. I've moved to a new city where I don't know anyone who smokes. I am a closet chainsmoker. I use nicotine gum to get me through work. I would have so much more freedom to do the things I want without cigarettes. I am being pressured to quit, but don't know how. Some of these people have never smoked and they say "Just QUIT!"