I have been a smoker for 5 years now and nothing seems to kill that craving I have for a sick stick, cancer rod, etc... lol
Anyway I have tried quitting multiple times and have failed every one of them. I honestly feel your pain in regards to this relentless battle with
this addiction. I haven't tried the patch and am waging some kind of psychological war with myself, constantly saying I don't need the patch, don't
need outside help but alas, I do need outside help and the hardest part is admitting it as I can be stubborn when it comes to such things. So you have
already finished the hardest step.
The longest I quit was a few weeks but my substitute and remedy was mint flavored toothpicks. Pick up a few boxes and every time you want to smoke pop
one of those in and chew on it. It helped me seriously with the oral fixation.
Too many things set it off for me when trying to quit. Too many little habits are established. Like seeing someone light up in a movie is a nightmare,
not lighting up after eating, missing the morning wake up smoke, the before bed smoke, the before and after work smoke, the break and lunch smoke, the
after gym smoke and on and on.
I'm on that same boat with you, believe me.