Smedley, that's a load of old bunk... bollocks if you're English or Australian. You CAN give up smoking... YES YOU CAN.
If the Patches aren't enough help, try taping/sewing your mouth shut... tho knowing you, you'd inhale through your nostrils, or adapt your ears to draw back just to get that nicotine fix.
The one thing that's possibly an issue with taping/sewing your mouth shut is that nicotine gum they recommend when trying to quit.... after a while it gets mighty stale and it's a real bastard when it get entwined and stuck to your dentures.
If you're having difficulty quitting, another way you could try to quit is to attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for living under water in scuba gear. I heard smokes are pretty hard to light that way.... plus your fingers get too wrinkly to hold the smokes, not to mention fitting in a smoke due to having a mouth full of snorkel.
It's just a thought.
Seriously, Po, I hope you can give up the smokes, cos you'll feel all the better for it health-wise and have more cash at your disposal through not having to buy them.
All the best with it, bud... and to anyone else contemplating or trying to quit.