My husband quit smoking for my birthday last year. He did it completely cold turkey, and it was rough on the whole family. I thought I would share our experience here to help others. See the first couple weeks were rough, but tolerable. His willpower was strong, and he knew what he wanted to do. That was all great. We kept sunflower seeds on hand, along with peanuts and gum. Anything that allowed him to keep his mouth occupied was good. We all knew he was working through it, so we did our best to keep this in mind at all times. If he was getting angry, we would let him have his space. He would cool down and things would be fine. I have to say, it was right at the month mark it became the worst. For about a week he was horrible. Snapping at everyone, yelling all the time. It was not the same man I married. At one point I said, "I can't take this anymore!" I couldn't do anything right in his eyes. The kids had to pretty much stick to their rooms for a couple days. I didn't want him to yell at them and really hurt their feelings when I knew it wasn't him talking. They knew it too, which was great. Once we got past those few days, we were home free. After he was smoke free for three months he started realizing how gross the smell is. He could suddenly smell it on other people when they would walk by him in the store. He never realized how much the smell would cling to a person. He is big about how he smells, so I think that was a big eye opener for him. So anyone out there that is wanting to quit, or has tried and given up... Don't. Just when you get to the roughest part, you are almost free. Don't give up and don't give in.