I started smoking when I was 18 years old. I haven’t been a consistent smoker. I would smoke for a time, then stop, start back up then stop. This last time I’m trying to quit for good. I have 2 kids I need to be around for. Also, with 3 family members who have smoked for 40 + years and have or had health complications from smoking. But honestly, the only person who can make this happen is you.
To help me quit, I would pay for my gas at the pump instead of having to go into the gas station. If it’s out of sight, it’s out of mind. I also would use hard candy to suck on. Removing yourself from situations that make you want to smoke also help, like not consuming alcohol or going out to the bar. I was used to smoking after meals so I started going for 10-15-minute walks when I would get a craving. I have noticed I can breathe better, I have more energy, and my clothes don’t stink.
My advice is, try to find what works for you. You may try many different options before you find the right one. Don’t give up. You’ll be happier to be cigarette free. Good luck.