After way too many years of smoking cigs, after my surgery on May 5th, I decided to quit. My surgeon says nicotine is the worst thing you can ingest if you are trying to get bones to heal. It has been easier than I thought it would be, as I have never before tried to quit. I think it's more a psychological than a physical addiction, at least for me. Something I think has helped is a product called "CigRX". They are little non nicotine lozenges that you let dissolve under your tongue. Find them at cigrx.com. Hope they work for you! This psa has been brought to you by Billy Kidd. I am not a doctor, but I play one on the radio! Good Luck!