Get SUPER motivated, you're gonna need it. When they say "as addicting as crack" they mean it.
I did the patches then the gum. The patches are ok, they ITCH like crazy for about 10 minutes right after you put them on then the itch goes away. The gum tastes bad but has the advantage that you can chew more if you are getting strong cravings.
Or, you can try cold turkey. Works for some that have high motivation at the start.
Also, see if you can find a group or something. The guilt of "failing the group" does help sometimes to make you stop before lighting up again. Or stop with a friend, same idea, smaller group.