I used to smoke 1 pack a day, but cigarettes are taking its toll on my throat as it constantly feel parched and dry. After taking herbal mint lozenges, I have cut down to only 2 sticks per day within 3 weeks. Everytime I feel the urge the smoke, I will replace it with herbalmint lozenges and after that my throat feels very good and the urge will go away. I aim to completely quit smoking in another month. Think the happiest person is my wife.