i'm also a recovering addict/alcoholic. i am very involved in my recovery community & i'm using the tools i've learned from the 12 steps of a.a. to help with my cessation of smoking.
chewing on straws helps with the oral fixation. cinnamon discs were recommended to me to help with the physical craving. the burning of the cinnamon simulates the burn you'd feel from smoke.
i just take it one day at a time. :)