About smoking- I quit smoking- for the last time(had several practice sessions in the years before! )- 5 years ago today, just about this time of day. No substitutes, nicotine gum, support group, silly dramatics(I *stomped* on those cigarettes, blah blah! ), nothing, just quit after a little over 30 years. Only downside- for about 4 1/2 years now, I cannot stand the smell of canned tuna! IMO, when someone's ready to quit, they can & will.