@stephdrewry It has been 6 days. Any progress? I did the buy one more pack and ration it out when I stopped. It works IF YOU'VE COMMITTED TO QUITTING.
I quit after 15 years of smoking. You have to WANT to do it. You have to ACCEPT that it will suck, and be prepared to deal with the moments that suck. It won't kill you. It will pass. You have to be strong and face the music.
Once you form the idea that you WANT to quit in your head, keep that goal near the center of your thoughts at all times. When you really make the decision, when you really WANT to do it, you will become invincible. When you cultivate that internal resolve, a cigarette craving is just a pesky sensation that stands between you and what you already know you are going to do.
You obviously wanted to quit for your children. Now you need to quit without that sense of urgency. That's why you have to WANT to do it. The reason why doesn't matter. Committing to the process does.
Good luck, and let us know how you are doing!