RG and all smokers out there: You have a serious drug addiction. You don't love smoking. You hate smoking. You just HAVE to smoke because of the addiction.
I disagree with that. Once the physical addiction is gone I still miss smoking. I enjoy smoking. I don't think you get to tell someone they don't know the difference between what they love and what they hate, frankly. People who haven't smoked in 10, 20, 40 years still say they miss it. I don't think a smoker even "has" to smoke because of the addiction. Under your own defintion you are an addict and yet you don't smoke. But if you HAVE to smoke because you have an addiction, you can't be defined as an addict and then your entire argument falls apart.
I agree that some people will never be "ready" to quit and I think it is in part due to the addiction but also in part to the fact that smokers find smoking enjoyable, and I think that's separate from the addiction aspect.