I started smoking at 16 culminating in a 2-and-a-half pack a day habit at age 38. I got off of cigarettes by using the Skoal bandits, then I got hooked on the long cut. I got off of that by chewing Red Man Gold then a year ago I got off of that using the gum. Now I'm hooked on the gum. Nicotine is a real bitch.