Man, you are a step ahead so long as you have the desire to quit smoking.
I only quit buying cigs last year and it was one of the most strenuous challenges I've ever faced, so I'm not going to lie or be unrealistically encouraging. Several times I stopped buying cigs and then started buying them habitually again. For almost a year I went through stages of about 3 months of "quitting" only to start up again.
For better or worse, I had friends that smoked, so I would bum smokes from them when I wasn't buying any. You would think that delayed my process of quitting but actually I think it helped, because not smoking for a week or more would drop my tolerance way down and I would buzz much harder than usual from one smoke. Because of that, I smoked much less than they dide, and after less than a half-year, I was having difficulty enjoying the cig.
Firstly I started noticing how strongly my sense of smell was. It was encouraging that I took such full notice of how wonderful my neglected sense of smelling became. The same thing happened with taste right afterward. Soon (about 8 months after my final "quitting") I could not stomach the odor of cig smoke and could not comfortably smoke one. The taste was unbearable and the buzz was nauseating.
Now this is probably not the same way other people should or will quit smoking. I purposefully forged a huge web of negative psychological associations with smoking. That helped me in some way, but everyone's mind works differently than mine. A girl I know told me that her aunt and uncle were hypnotized to react negatively to smoking, so "different strokes for different folks" in this case.
Still, I recommend trying and trying again, even set records for your non-smoking streaks, to see how long you can go without. It will only get easier and easier.