I've read that the chemicals in the ciggs and just the darned HABIT are stronger than the nicotine itself, I don't know. I remember the many years I tried to quit, the Nicorette gum did nothing for me. While it would get me through a few hours, I always failed. When I finally DID quit, cold turkey, for me the hardest part was the habit itself...after meals, in the car driving, all of the times I used to smoke. In the office I'd have a craving and I'd take my pen or pencil and secretly put it to my mouth and inhale as if it were a cigarette and pretend I was blowing out smoke.....I'd get "that feeling" but then another one, too...I realized I could actually inhale deeply and comfortably, a great switch! It motivated me to keep going, to not give in.
Keep going, don't give in!