Frank - don't feel bad...I didn't smoke in front of non-smokers for the most part.
I never smoked until my marriage took a nose dive. It was my crutch...my way of beating myself up. My Ex-hubby hated smokers, and I was rebelling - he couldn't control my life anymore. Stupid. Very stupid. I could have took up running or something. My favorite punchline was, "...I gave up one bad habit, so I started another."
Now, I find out that my one son (now 18 ) has been smoking since he was 14... which is about a year after I started. Talk about a reality slap. Bad Mother... bad bad mother. He hid it from me until about 6 mos ago. So yes, it'* a great choice to make. But it was the stupidest, most harmful thing I've done, not only to myself...but more importantly, to my kids.
My point for posting this thread is because some people i've talked to say, "why bother trying to quit? Its too hard." I'm living proof that it is NOT hard to quit
when you put your mind to it. Not at all - the patch takes care of the physical need. Its up to each person to take care of the mental part.