GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! That's great news, Sil!!! You can do it, my DH still smokes and I have been smoke free for 14 years....if I can do it, you can do it too!!!
CONGRATS!!!! Just have a ton of knitting projects ready and waiting for you to keep your hands busy. I am sure you will succeed though!!
ETA: You might find it easier and quicker NOT to even bother using the gum too. I did.