Congratulations Skakedown and all of you that have quit. I'm on my 4th month and I feel so much better especially sleeping. I smoked for 15 years and then quit for 4 when I started again. I quit and started 3 times, but now that I am in my 50's, this is it. I will not have another cigarette.
I quit cold turkey, as I did every other time.The day I was waiting for, came, and I did it. There is a good book out there by Alan Carr called 'Easy way to stop smoking'. It does help people quit smoking. I did start reading it last year, but never finished it for one reason or another.
There is also a great app for your i-pad or i-phone to help you along when you do quit. Its called 'My Last Cigarette'. After downloading this app, you enter a few details about your smoking habits such as the number of cigarettes you smoked per day, the cost of a pack of cigarettes, the number of years you have smoked and so on. Then, whenever you open the app, it calculates how many cigarettes you would of smoked had you not quit, how much money you have saved since you quit, how many days its been since you quit and other details and facts to help you along. It has been very helpful. In less then 4 months, I have saved almost $900 and would have smoked almost 2000 cigarettes. That one is mind boggling.
Good luck. There are many reasons to quit, if you really want to that is.