I am in the midst of my trial at reducing my pipe smoking to one ounce of tobacco a week. I started on Friday. it has been like I thought so far. I am feeling somewhat nervous I will run out before Friday and then fail by reaching for next week's ounce.
But, I am also (I think) learning to do without my pipe more often. It is a difficult challenge, but I am going to try to persevere. My hope is that I will be able to "unlearn" the habit in this way.
I do not feel like myself at times though. I am less animated, and less content. But, hopefully I am learning.