Smoking tobacco is both a physical addiction and a psychological habit. The nicotine from cigarettes provides a temporary, and addictive, high. Eliminating that regular fix of nicotine will cause your body to experience physical withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Because of nicotineâ€™s â€œfeel goodâ€ effect on the brain, you may also have become accustomed to smoking as a way of coping with stress, depression, anxiety, or even boredom.At the same time, the act of smoking is ingrained as a daily ritual. It may be an automatic response for you to smoke a cigarette with your morning coffee, while taking a break from work or school, or during your commute home at the end of a long day. Perhaps friends, family members, and colleagues smoke, and it has become part of the way you relate with them.To successfully quit smoking, youâ€™ll need to address both the addiction and the habits and routines that go along with it.