The Fox is a quitter in Give up smoking - - here Posted December 13, 2011 well done foxy, i know just how you feel! i gave up eleven weeks, four days and nine hours ago! after 53 years smoking! i went 'cold turkey' as i couldn't bring myself to take any substitute as i may have become dependant on the substitute! (daft i know but thats how i felt at the time). i too have frequent spasms where i could kill for a ciggy. your spot on about doing something with ones hands, so i bought some joke cigarettes, and 'voila' the urge is gone. the only real difference i have noticed, is that i dont cough anymore, especially first thing in the morning. food doesn't taste any different (contrary to popular belief) for me at any rate. i am determined not to start again. good luck, bartymuv.