I smoked for 28 years . Methods used were cutting down , the patch , chantix and cold turkey . I had one previous fairly successful quit of 8 years . Cold Turkey . Then one stressful occasion I gave myself permission for just one and one turned into many more years before my next quit . Today I've surpassed 8 years , soon to be ten years . Lesson learned . One is never enough . Never a social smoker , always a smoker . Never take for granted your quit is safe . Always remember one puff is the most dangerous thought ever . Dismiss it immediately . Do something different . Smoking is not the solution , it's a reaction .