Many attempts to quit smoking fail, partly because so many methods for quitting focus only on the nicotine addiction. The fact of the matter is, the 'habit' of smoking includes a powerful psychological component that can produce cravings to smoke long after the nicotine has been cleared from your body.
As you consider methods for quitting, improve your chances for success by including a plan to eliminate the psychological aspects of smoking dependence.
If you do, you stand a much better chance of becoming a happy and comfortable ex-smoker, and not one of those people who, even years after quitting, would still 'kill' for a cigarette.
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I use the Vitamin Shoppe for cost-effective supplements, including certain vitamins and minerals, and also for protein powders and such. They have frequent sales (discount on purchases over a certain amount, and buy-one-get-one 50% off, etc.) so if you pay attention you can stock up on the things you use regularly. They also have free shipping in the US for orders over $25.
Amazon is my go-to site for lots of things, including price-checking and reading reviews. (If you haven't visited Amazon lately, they don't just sell books anymore - they have everything from kitchen stuff and groceries to electronics and computers.) I personally order from Amazon often enough that it's worth it for me to do the Prime membership (which, besides free shipping also includes instant video and music, Kindle Owner's Lending Library, etc.). Amazon often has the best price on things I'm looking for, and they usually get the item to my front door sooner than I would be able to make time to go to the store for it. With their great selection, great prices, and excellent service, I'm happy to be an Amazon affiliate.