Breaking a tobacco addiction is all about breaking a habit. I never understood why people always say "I need a cig" when its more or less that want one because its a habitual habit for them to smoke.
I used to smoke about 2 1/2 packs a week back a few years ago. I was working a summer job with a friend who smoked and picked it up. When my gf at the time found out she was pretty upset about the whole situation so I quit for her. (Don't give the the whole "pussy whipped" speech either, you don't know the situation).
The hardest part about quitting was breaking the habit. I was used to getting to work in the morning and having some coffee and a cig, it wasn't because I felt physically addicted to them, it was just because I was so used to smoking at particular points in the day. Throughout the day we'd also have breaks and enjoy a smoke. The hardest part of quitting was during these times I would usually be smoking, it wasn't the physical addiction, it was just habit.
As it is now I smoke a cig or 2 on occasion as I enjoy the head buzz, but hate how the smell stays with you for the rest of that day. That alone is reason enough for me not to pick it back up.
I also chew. I've been a Skoal user on and off since I was 18 (now 24). There has been times I would go 6 months even a whole year without having a chew and sometimes when I would go through a couple cans a week, again, it was all part of a daily habit. I still do it now but not all that much and if I did have to quit, it wouldn't be all that hard as I wouldn't so much miss the buzz, I would miss the habit of doing it.
Idk, that's just how its always been for me. I've never felt like I "needed" to have nicotine.