It was a hard quit, but I finally got it under my belt.  And now that I have finally quit, I feel so much better.  I have to say though, that I don’t think I could’ve done it without a Chantix prescription.  It made it so smoking was like smoking air and made it easier to not need them.  I’ve tried both the patches and the gum before, but I was just continuing to use nicotine just in another form.  Now I can be around somone smoking and not get a strong urge to pick one up.  I’m glad I just kept trying, and the persistance with the medication make it possible!  Clearly the best thing out there at this time.