Yeah in process of trying to quitting myself the closest I gotten to beating it was when I spent the weekend in prison. The physical withdraws were over by third day, only I was to weak to keep it up after I got out. My problem is I actually used it as a crutch after quitting drinking reason why the weekend in jail. Haven't gone back to drinking though I was a magnificent alcoholic since my teen years just as I been a magnificent smoker since the age of twelve. Trying now to cut down the amount of cigs a day by chewing the gum. That's only because they recommend the strongest patch if you smoke like a pack and a half a day but I've been a 3-4 pack a day smoker for years. Good luck to all who are trying to quit as well.