Do what you have to do. Before quitting for good that's what I did too. Went from a full pack per day to half a pack in a span of 4 months, and then got myself down to 5 or 6 per day. Then I found out I was pregnant and quit altogether within a month.
I don't know if this helps for you or not, but I started making rules for when & where I could have a smoke. I couldn't smoke while at work or in my apartment. It had to be outside & not in public. That left me with few opportunities to light up and sometimes laziness would override the craving. In a sense it gave me an excuse to fight it harder as well.
When you make a significant enough reduction and start to notice the good effects it gets easier to stay motivated.
Someone I loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. -Mary Oliver
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