DON'T GIVE UP!! A little food for thought here....just think like I did....if you don't quit now, you might as well accept the fact that you may/will end up dying from lung/throat/etc. cancer. You also age quicker and take valuable time off your life that you could end up needing for your children and their children.
I quit on may 23, 2006!! I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE that I did it!! I was a smoker smoker too. I started when I was 15 and stopped at 31. Yeah, I smoked for more than half my lifetime which at the time was a scary thought, lol. The way I went about it was I slowly weened myself away from it. It also helps to have a hatred to smoking. I had tried soooo many times before but when I look back, I either wasn't really prepared and/or really didn't want to quit. If you want to quit because of other people, don't even bother trying. You MUST want to do this on your own because YOU and only YOU want to do this! I started weening myself off 1 year prior to actually quitting. I was smoking a pack a day and every other week I would smoke 1 less cigarette a day. The last week prior to quitting, I was smoking between 5 to 7 cigs a day. I just learned to space out the urges for a smoke. On May 22, I smoked only 2 cigs that morning and had told my co-workers that if I asked them for a cig, for them NOT to give me one. Well, God must of helped me because I became a nut case asking around for a cig and NOBODY had one. Thank God!! The first week was bad as in my brain telling me and thinking non-stop, cig, cig, cig, cig......! But you know what.....it wasn't as bad as I thought or people make it out to be. Once I got past the 4th day for me, it was smooth sailing. I am smoke free now for more than 2 years and I STILL can't believe that I quit!!! I mean it was such a HUGE part of my life that I honestly didn't think that I could quit but I did. Its the greatest feeling to know that I broke these horrible chains of smoke!
Good luck Oci-lot and don't give up. Find your own game plan and follow through!
PS: I used to smoke 2 packs a day from ages 21 to 27. Yeah, thats 6 years.....man, what a horrible thing to even think about.