I grew up during a time when smoking was popular and no one knew how dangerous it could be. My father smoked at least 2 packs a day when I was a child, so I thought it was perfectly normal for me to smoke. I had friends at school who did it, so why couldn't I? I started at 13, yes 13 years old! Now, I totally regret it. I was able to stop when I was pregnant both times, but started back shortly after my children were born. I am now almost 43 and have probably smoked off and on around 28 years. I have occasional coughing and wheezing so I am almost sure that I now have asthma. I was told a couple of years ago that if I did not stop I would be on oxygen in 5-7 years. However, I am having weight loss surgery in a couple of months. I have no other choice but to quit or else my surgeon will not do the surgery. What is the best way to quit that any of you all have had success with?