If cold turkey doesn't work for you, try the patch. It'll feed you a steady dose of nicotine, and gradually wean you off...but more importantly, if you use the patch and smoke anyway, you will get sick. I tried it once, and promptly threw up. I had even removed my patch to smoke, got sick anyway. I've heard this happen with other people too. Sure, you could probably take it off and wait a while to have a smoke, but fortunately that's not how relapses happen. I'm not ashamed that I needed a crutch. I couldn't (wouldn't) have quit without it.