I am new to this forum and so touched by all the support and empathy from so many people. I would just like to share this as a suggestion for people who are trying to quit.
I was a 1 - 1 1/2 a pack a day smoker and finally made the decision to quit last year. I was terrified I would become a mean hateful person for a few months and then go back to smoking.
My husband had a business associate who did hypnosis and they traded out some work so I could try it for free to quit.
The whole process took about an hour and was very relaxing. I came out not wanting to smoke any more. I went back for a second session and have been smoke free since.
I still crave every once in a while, but the craving passes in a minute with a peice of gum. It was so easy I couldn't hardly beleive it.
The normal price would be $100 - $150 a session. If I would have had to pay that I would have never tried it. But it paid for itself in just a few weeks.
I know it doesn't work for all, but for the ones it does, it makes it SO MUCH easier! Good luck!!