Re: Quitting SmokingI quit cold turkey after smoking for 12 years. It was very tough, I stopped talking to a lot of my "smoking" friends during my quitting phase. I had dreams that I was smoking and was very upset when I woke up. But after 3 months I was able to break the daily habit of smoking. I smoked "socially" for a few months, but just found that I would get physically ill for a few days after smoking "socially". I finally broke the habit permanently by training for and running half marathons and marathons. I'm actually doing 2 triathlons this year.
I guess my lesson learned is that, if you want to quit. Prepare yourself mentally and find a physical activity (e.g. running) to occupy your time.