The problem is not nicotine, but craving. Many who stop smoking become addicted to sweets or something else. Patches and e-cigarettes do not begin to address the root cause, though they do have some health benefits over cigarettes.oncereturner wrote:Nicotine is such a perfect tool of devil.
Direct your efforts to knowing the root cause. The best way to stop smoking is the cold-turkey method. Meditate daily, and be especially mindful of the feelings that arise in your body when you get cravings for nicotine. Be mindful when smelling others' cigarette smoke.
If you meditate seriously, within about two weeks the worst of the withdrawal symptoms will be over. However, you will have to maintain mindfulness for years to completely conquer nicotine addiction.