When I tried to quit smoking (for the 5th time), I succeeded. 
What worked for me:
I held my fingers up to my lips, as if I had a cigarette between them. I 
inhaled through my fingers, as I would have with a cigarette. I did that for 
5-10 minutes, every time I thought I "needed" a cigarette.
I used to smoke primarily when I was stressed, anxious or nervous. The deep 
breathing between my fingers helped a great deal. Deep breathing might be what 
got me "hooked" on cigarettes when I started smoking.
I looked pretty weird for a while, breathing through my fingers like that (just 
imagine the looks I got in traffic! LOL). But, as time went on, I found that I 
did it less and less - an eventually stopped breathing through my fingers 
altogether. I found, later, that I started to breathe deeper on my own - I 
didn't need to use my fingers against my lips as a cue.
I didn't use patches, or gum - just deep breathing. That's what solved the 
problem for me...although it might not work for someone else, it's definitely 
worth a shot.  :)

Brightest Blessings!

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Wu <wu...@...> wrote:
> Mayka,
> Beer mixed with anything else won't taste good. Cocktails are not made from 
> beer, but wisky, cognac, gin, vodka etc. Meditation should help you give up 
> smoking, if you want. However, you should resist temptation to come back to 
> cigarettes for half a year. After that, it is over, and you feel great.
> Anthony


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