Ok heres my story:
Smoked for 10 odd years, quit for 4 years and fall off the horse and started again. Fortunately enough I quickly realised what an absolute retard I was for putting a cig back in my mouth.
I used stress as an excuse, but what a poor excuse as starting again in fact put even more stress on me.
I decided that I ruined something good and was determined to quit. Luckily I had only been back on 20 a day for about 2 months so I hadn't left it for another 10 years.
I saw my doc which prescribed a new drug called Champix and let me tell you it works. It suppresses the urge to smoke considerably and helps you in the initial phase of your quit.
The first time I quit I was on Zyban and let me tell you that stuff is the devils chewing gum, so weird stuff happened to me on that stuff. It really did help though, but I was frightened to death on the stuff.
My old man had a minor stroke last week and the doc basically told him if he doesn't quit he will die. So I am trying my best to get him on Champix with the hope he will quit.
Bottom line is you really have to want to quit and be determined and you will do it!
The drugs are not a miracle, they just help you through the withdraws and allow you to cope better.
I would really encourage anyone really keen to kick the habit for good to consult your Dr and try out Champix, they really do work and coupled with determination you CAN quit.
I have now not smoked for close on a week, not much yeah, but I will never touch another cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, hubbly or any other form of smoking paraphernalia, ever again
I hope this encourages at least one other person to consider the options and quit. It really is rewarding beyond words.