Been smokin 11yrs and at a pack and a half a day. I tried to quit 5 yrs ago and that lasted 3 mths. I've been trying to get my frame of mind on quiting, it's hard though but i have a 4yr old daughter to think about so........It's about time. My mom smoked around me as a kid but she's been good for 20yrs, my dad still smokes and alot of my family smokes. Makes it that much harder. Been thinking about this laser treatment and acupuncture procedure that they have, 90% chance of never smokin again. It's supposed to help relieve the physical cravings. I might try that, the gum sucks but helps when u want one.