Emekah The nicotine gum helps a bit. You'll find it easier if you steer clear of people who you smoked with before for a while. Also, if you're sitting at home, fighting it out in your head, go for a walk and leave your money and wallet at home. Also, if you have a bad day and give in, toss it as soon as you start thinking straight again and remember all the reasons why you want to quit. And jump back on the horse and forget about it, rather than thinking it's a done deal and you failed. Depending on how long you went before you gave in, the smoke will taste pretty bad. Finally try and team up with someone else who is quitting. You'll both get what you're going through and how tough it is, and will help out a lot if all your friends are making a joke out of it or saying crap like 'just don't do it'.