Nicorette gum could help the addiction to nicotine. My relative quit cold turkey and said it wasn't hard. He looked like he gained weight though. My brother and niece smoke outside the office. I tried smoking when I was five.. just ended up coughing a lot. Took mom's cigarettes and broke them in half... (a spanking followed). In California there's heavy taxes for smoking and commercials exposing the death machines tobacco companies are. Don't judge the smoker... just the smoke. I've seen lungs of smokers... look like old burnt steak. BLeah. The media makes it seem cool.. with the marlboro man and flappers. Just takes time for reality to catch up. Smokers say so what if it shortens your life?.. it's the last 20 years anyway when you are old and wrinkled. They will gag and wheeze through it with respirator saying smoking is so sexy.