I smoked for ten years and have quit for 2 and a half years. I smoked 5-15 cigarettes a day and I would inhale and hold in the smoke for a second or two. For the last year of smoking, nicotine didn't work for me unless I had caffeine with it. Why is that? Nicotine is healthy for me but nicotine gum only works once, and then I have to wait a month. After the first piece of gum, it feels like it only partly works. Nicotine used to relax me, make me feel better, and work as a nootropic. Now it relaxes me a little and works as a nootropic even less. Are there any foods, drinks, or supplements I can have to make the nicotine work better for me? I have had some success with that. I realize I'm an idiot, but if someone could help me, it would be a blessing. Thanks in advance.