Snoogz: Please read this carefully. It is meant to help you. You struggling with cigarette addiction is not unusual, alot of us (myself included). However, the pacing and restless nights are really a sign of anxiety. SO I'm going to ask you a few questions (there ones for you to think about, don't reply here). Anytime human being doing something we have to get a *benefit* from it. What is the benefit to smoking. There are an array of reasons people say. "It calms me down", "I enjoy it", etc.etc.etc. Some people become programmed to smoke. Whooooooooooooooah programmed? yes programmed. It becomes part of a behavioral pattern. They smoke after they get up, smoke after a meal, smoke with coffee, smoke after something stressful, smoke after sex...the list goes on and on. There was a bunch of programming done in the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's. Cigarettes were advertised everywhere. Indeed you were even allowed to smoke in the office. Reaching a climax of estimate 60 - 70% of people smoked. Cigarettes are MORE addictive than cocaine. Now here's some hard fast facts for you. It takes SEVEN (7) seconds for the stone from a cigarette once inhaled to hit your brain. SEVEN SECONDS! It takes TWO (2) cigarettes for you to become fully addicted. ONLY TWO. I shit you not. Depending upon your age and personal up bringing there are a whole host of reasons why your smoking. The fact that there is sooo much anxiety tells me there is a part of you that doesn't want to. There is an internal fight if you will going on. Resolve that fight, resolve the programming, and quitting cigarettes become a walk in the park. And I say that for the following reasons: 1: Did you know the stone from the cigarette has a half life of 7 minutes. Which means. 7 minutes after your last puff the nicotine level in your system is already at 50% of what it was while smoking. The withdrawel naws at you until you light up again, increasing in intensity. 2: If it was simply a physical addiction then the first 48 - 72 hours would be hell, as the drug leaves your body, by the 4th day, there it is 95% out of your body. SO...with 95% of the physical chemical dependency gone, why then would you crave it. It must be something in the mind. So resolve it. You might consider utilizing champix (prescription), i have been successful once with it. Champix functions by creating a neuro-recepter blocker in your brain, so you don't get the stone of the cigarette. Also if it is used a coping mechanism for a stressful situation. IF you consider it as a de-stressing mechanism, understand the cigarette doesn't actually change the variables of the stressful situation. It doesn't have the power to do that. The only thing cigarettes do is take away the withdrawal symptoms from the last puff, which provides a false illusion of de-stressing. Since on one side it did de-stress the situation about the withdrawal, but it didn't de-stress the actual event on hand that was stressful. So perhaps discover another de-stressing coping mechanism and adopt that. You do have the power within you to quit. It is simply a matter of resolving the variables around it, in your mind.
Best wishes on your journey friend.