Rant: I haven't had a cigarette in 6 days, and I feel like I'm going to die. I've smoked on and off for the last 12 years, and this is the worst that I have ever felt while trying to quit. It makes no sense, either. I have gone through periods that lasted longer while smoking heavier than I did in the previous one, and it was never as hard as this. I guess it could be because in this instance I'm doing it while not going through some kind of transition, like moving back in with my mom. Rave: I still maintain that it's not as hard as giving up carbs or sweets. Rant: I have already gained 4 pounds. I need to cut way back on the carbs and give up the sweets.