greetings all, first off let me say that I tried to quit about 60 times in the 12 years i smoked. (age 16 to 28) I would go a day or two and flip out and reach for a cigg. I would start a fight with someone just so i had a reason to light up... And as far as anger problems i was a 10 out of 10 on the jerk scale. I have several holes in the wall to prove it. Second, I can not stand it when a non-smoker tells you how easy it is to quit.. its not easy at all. It was the hardest thing i have ever done. but it can be done. I have now been a non smoker for over 2 years and have NO desire to smoke at all. NONE. On a average day i was a 2pack a day smoker. if i went out maybe 3. I would chain smoke 4 or 5 at a time useing one to light another. It was pretty bad. (reds and cools) Then one day i just quit. On my way to work i stopped at a 7/11 and picked up a pack of reds. I got to work and clocked in (i work alone graveyard) and sat at the computer.. Then a thought hit me that i should really quit smoking. As if someone was telling me this in the back of my head. I looked at my pack sitting there unopened on the desk just waiting for me... Then i threw it in the trash. It was strange that after the last three years of trying so hard to quit, lying to people about my smoking habits that i would just quit out of nowhere. But i did, its been some years now and like i said before i have no desire to smoke. And i hang out with a lot of smokers. Im not telling anyone to stop smoking. If you like it then its your right to smoke but if you ever thought about quiting here are a few hints that really helped me through the first three days.. after three days its a cakewalk 1. for the first few days hang out only with people that do not smoke. As smokers can be pretty mean to someone thats trying to quit 2. carry a bottle of water arround everywhere you go for the first few days. This helped me in two ways. The average craving last for about 2 minutes. If you drink a lot of water this seems to kill it pretty fast and holding the bottle helps with keeping your hands busy. This was also great as i did not eat as much and gain a ton of weight as the water made me feel full. 3. Stay in bed as much as you can for the first day. As its a lot easier to sleep through a craving than going out or wondering arround the house. 4. Going to the local gym was also a great help. just go in there with your bottle of water and start walking on a tredmill for an hour or so. 5. Make a list of pros and cons about smoking and how it affects your life/money/family... etc.. It really helps you face reality if your staring at good reasons to quit. 6. Remember if you can go three days its out of your system nomatter how many years you smoked. after that its all mental. I hope this helps and please add to this list.