Great vibes for all trying to quit! What turned the tables for me was realizing it was going to suck but I could get through the 2 weeks of real withdrawal and 2 months of social withdrawal. During my previous lame attempts, I tried to quit in a way which would substitute another activity for smoking - eat carrot sticks, chew gum, go for a walk. My brain and body were not fooled for a second. My turning point was when I got a chest cold and cough and couldn't smoke for 2-3 days and was on the mend and heard the excited voice in my head say "I'm feeling much better and can probably start back to smoking tomorrow". For some reason, I finally heard how ludicrous that sentence was and realized I had a 2-3 day head start and went for it. I had smoked for 23 years and that was 11 years ago. I did gain a few pounds but 2 years later concentrated on making that go away. My biggest surprise was how much brain space I had been passively dedicating to smokes - "do I have enough? should I pick up more? should I start this project or go smoke now? do I need to go the atm? There is no better feeling than being through with all of it.