Quit cold turkey a year and 7 months ago. No patches or any of that shit. I don't think my pack-a-day habit was about nicotine, to be honest with you. I just really, really enjoyed smoking a cigarette. It always gave me a good way to break from whatever I was doing, collect my thoughts or have an awesome conversation. It also gave me a false sense of stress relief. I still miss it to this day but it's just the weakest echoes of weakness at this point in time.
I still smoke a cigar every last weekend of the warm weather months, though.
"That's the reason my FFL team name is TrentGreenLeadBlock. When you see this mother****er coming around the corner on a block, put your children to bed and batten down the hatch on your girl's snatch, because the same power that destroys defenders can scar the minds of the youth and simultaneously impregnate any woman within sight, live or on television."