I agree you have to really be ready to quit or you’re never going to do it. I’ve got the problem of not wanting to quit, but just wanting to smoke less, which, as TennHippie noted, is really impossible. I just can’t seem to find the motivation to give them up completely.
Last time I quit, I was able to do so only because my asshole roommate, who was also trying to quit (and failing miserably), made a comment about how she KNEW I’d be smoking again before she was. I basically quit just to spite her. And it worked … for awhile (14 months!) anyway. I think sometimes you’re in more danger after you’ve been off the cigs for a long time because you start to forget all the bad things about smoking, and get nostalgic for the things you liked about it. But maybe that’s just me.
Brian, and others who’ve tried Zyban, what about the alcohol factor? Whenever I go for a few days without smoking I backslide after a pint or two. Does Zyban help cut down the urge even then?