I agree with the cold turkey and occasionally have broken the rule so far but been pretty good about it. I usually smoke for pleasure vs for stress o we shall see. Cold turkey is rough. Most people who have quit tell me the same thing, a struggle for life. Is just something ill have to deal with. Oral fixation problems I figure low calorie snacks, straws, toothpicks, bottled water and other things. Just taking it slow and working toward a goal. I found since I made the rule, I have far less 10 min later cravings than I used to. Next decrease I am going to draft a list of things to do instead of smoking and try to focus on those whenever I have cravings.