There may be a free hotline in your state; they'll set you up with meds to kick the habit and counseling so you don't relapse. Good luck, you're on your way to better health and a little more money in your pocket.
I'm an ex-smoker and I could bore you for hours about my surgeries and chemotherapy and COPD! Then maybe you could find the strength to quit. The only way to quit is to simply not light the next cigarette. Ever.
I'm on day 7 and it has been hard at times, but not always and it's getting easier. Here's what helped me. Hour one, I watched some YouTube videos on stop smoking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TL2Vh7goJc Allen Carr has some points that I clung on to for dear life. Made mantras, remember to breath, drink ice water. You can do it. Each day is easier. well not day 3 for me, that one was tough, but it was only a day and day 4 was better.
honesty it takes commitment and also alot of exercise. I use to run miles and would not smoke for a day or so because of the taste. Now i completely stop and run every other day. i also chew sun flower seeds that should help you. change your environment and hang around people who don't smoke to avoid the temptation and pressure. if you have been smoking over 10 years like i have, now is the time to think about your well being and health risks. it took me awhile to quit because of alcohol but i cut two of those out of my life and now i can focus on life.
Willpower. The first several days are physical withdrawl from nicotine, after that mostly psychological. Stay active the first several days: exercise, walk, meet with non-smoking friends in non- smoking places. Dont get irritated.
After that, be sure to stay away from places and activities that might trigger a reason to smoke (bars, hangouts, other smokers).
Besides that, don't fixate on it. Be strong and breathe deep. Youll be amazed how good you feel after a few weeks! How easy you can breathe. You can do it!
Someone I know was smoking. I said "you smoke." They said that they are "trying to quit." They opened up a brand new pack and lit a cigarette up. I said, " I can help you quit." They said "how." I took the one that was lit and smothered it, then I took the newly opened pack and crushed it. I said "there, you just quit." To this day they haven't smoked.