I have tried the patch, Ginny, and I liked it way too much. Even better than smoking actually (LOL! not kidding!). I know me. If there is any squeaky way to cheat, I cheat. I just have to suck it up and say NO MORE.
I decided that one thing I will do is that every time I am craving a smoke I am going to run around the block. That way, I transfer the idea of cigarette=reward to cigarette=punishment. I REALLY hate running.