I smoked almost a pack a day for over 10 years. My crutch was having a “stressful job” because no matter where I was employed, it was a different level of stress and the smoke breaks were an easy escape from the chaos. My goal is for my daughter, who is almost 4, to never know her parents as smokers. I want her adult recollection to never recall seeing us with a cigarette in our hand. I highly recommend the nicotine patches to help you quit. They are incredible and they work.