I have been smoking almost daily for 5 years; multiple times a day, so clearly I have symptoms when I try to take a break. I am currently on day 4 of not smoking anything and this is my second time taking a break. When researching online I read there are two ways to stop: either cold turkey or limit my usage. I figured it is hard to limit my usage because I would be tempted to smoke again, but the first day or two are horrible. 2/3 times I took a break I would stop smoking for 1-2 days and deal with the symptoms and then smoke a little bit again. It wasn't planned, but the smoke session I had after 1-2 days virtually made the withdrawals go away. My appetite is back, I have to take melatonin to sleep, but I sleep fine, and I have no real need to smoke again. The one time I did try to go cold turkey 10 days later I still couldn't eat anything and I had to start smoking because I was losing too much weight, but the lack of appetite and sleep are the only 2 real symptoms I get. Just wondering if anyone else had a similar experience?