...It's a harder addiction to quit than heroin.
I wouldn't say that.
I tried giving up too many times to count, including the 3 months back in the day,
where I actually did give up in Basic Training, but back then it was 'give up or else'!
Never tried any medical possibilities or anything else to help with giving up.
Then 1 day, three years ago, I was about to light one up, looked down at the ciggy in my hand,
looked at the pack, and quite literally said "F*** it", the smokes landed in the garbage,
and I haven't touched one since, and I haven't even been trying.
Perhaps because I haven't been consciously trying to stay off, is the reason I suceeded.
Nobody I know could believe at first I had given up so easily,
because I was a somewhat heavy smoker, up to one and a half packs a day.
But it wasn't long before everyone knew, it even went so far as a couple of them kept offering me smokes.
I have had a tradition since I can remember of a Cigar at New Years, (this also helps with the Firework fun),
I still keep to this tradition, but since I stopped smoking, I almost choke every time I do it.
Now, if only I could get back to my military weight, I'd be good to go...