How can I stop smoking
"How to "quit" smoking?"
You can't "quit smoking". You CAN "become a non-smoker".
There is a big difference in the way your mind and body reacts to the two attempts. In "quitting smoking" your mind and body tell each other that you are trying to deprive it of something it likes and needs, therefore it works hard at preventing you from succeeding.
In "becoming a non-smoker" you successfully attain your goal while not giving your mind and body a chance to perceive that they are being deprived.
Along with the above attitude change, you can help achieve your goal by having on hand some hard candy. Whenever you feel the urge to smoke simply place a piece of candy in your mouth.
Don't try to refrain from smoking "forever". Simply refrain for the next couple of hours.
I, personally, know that the above works. I smoked for 30 years and was up to two packs a day. I successfully became a non-smoker 22 years ago. It wasn't always easy and I still have nightmares that I've started smoking again and "blown" my smoke-free record but then I wake up and am thankful it was only a dream.
The candy I used was "Gobstopper" Jaw Breakers. The lasted about 10 minutes each and effectively replaced the craving for a cigarette.
You, too, can become a non-smoker, even if you're surrounded by people who smoke. It is your choice. When offered a cigarette you don't say "no thanks, I'm trying to quit" but instead state "no thanks, I don't smoke".
Simply a Rose to brighten your day,
And maybe lessen the cares in your way;
And also, too, to help you to know,
That in knowing you, many others grow!
Cut down a little at a time, replace your craving with different things instead of having a smoke.