There are many reasons one begins to smoke .. and quitting is not as simple as making a left turn. It's not just a habit ... Smoking is an ADDICTION. And that is why it is difficult to stop. The body becomes dependent on the nicotine. For some people the body demands it while for others the body desires it. Some people can quit "cold turkey" while others need additional help. The same way some people can get through life never needing an aspirin for a headache while others can't tolerate the smallest amount of discomfort without some relief. The first step is to truly want to stop. Without that, there is no point in going through the motions. If a person enjoys the taste, the smell, the motions or the head rush they are not ready to quit. Until they get to that point they will fail. It's a huge commitment to quit smoking because to quit smoking is to never pick it up again. Anything else is simply a pause. People who don't smoke have a hard time understanding all of this and never will understand it. Those who have never smoked need to simply listen to the smokers and non-smokers and take what they are saying at face value. To those of you who are trying to quit .. I wish you success. It's a hard road .. I know because I did it. It's been 10 years and it was the hardest thing thing I've done because kicking an addiction is a battle.