I saw this on YouTube the other day, and remembered when I DECIDED to quit, not just "smoke socially," or taper off over time, or whatever rationalization was letting me try to fool myself that I was addicted to nicotine. I quit the week before Covid hit my county in February 2020. I previously worked in an infectious diseases clinic and also coordinated medical conferences. Every so often we'd have a guest speaker present information on how the next pandemic would start and spread. I watched it on the map online as it crept across China and heard the news about deaths and how smokers were vulnerable. Done. Quit. Cold Turkey. The virus wouldn't have cared if I was a "social smoker."
I remember, also, about trying to keep to half a pack a day, or whatever. OK, is it time yet? Should I have one now, or save it for later when I might want it more? Decision fatigue. Made the desire for one even stronger. It is hard to let go, I know. But you can do this. Good luck.