I need help here. A part of me wants to quit smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products, but a part of me loves it too much to give up. I love more than just the nicotine. It is the sitting in a room after a hard day. Nothing to think about, so I smoke and enjoy the feel of smoke in my lungs as I watch the smoke cloud about type deal. I fully recognize I have an unhealthy attachment to smoking, and I am sure you have been through threads like this a thousand times. But I want to quit it. I want advice not from Buddhists, but from people who have managed to overcome smoking. It's not that I don't value everyone's opinion, but I feel that only someone who has gone through what I am going through can understand.
I meditate when I smoke, but I don't smoke when I meditate (someone from this forum brought this to my mind) However I also smoke in many other occasions. For example, I am waiting outside for someone. I have nothing to do other than sit or stand where I am. So I smoke to pass the time and help me think. That is the kind of smoker I am. Addicted to more than just the nicotine.