your life will be very unsettled for the next few years, finishing school, going to college or work, getting your own place, dating, etc. do you really want a dog? will you really have time to be a good basenji owner?if you want to go out with friends after work, (in 3 years), will the dog be in a crate day and night? and then, when you do come home, you'll be ready for bed, not play. a cat, ferret or lower energy dog might be a better choice.
good luck - i quit a few years ago, without intending to! i was just wearing the patch to stop my kids from nagging me all the time, and it worked! i almost back slid about 6 weeks into it, and took a puff. boy, what a mistake, i was coughing and choking badly, and it took me 15 minutes to stop. it certainly was the opposite of the "ahhh" feeling that a smoker gets when smoking. i'm sure you can do it, many people have. also, for the first couple of weeks, each time i didn't buy a carton of cigarettes, i bought myself a new CD. it was cheaper, and a nice reward.
i am not sure when she(daughter) last used it. is it a monthly or weekly product? i've been out of town over the holidays, and i haven't seen the dog do it since i got back, and i probably am the one with the most time with the dog. She (dog) didn't twitch very often, less than daily, so it makes sense that if it is the medicine, and it is almost time for the next dose, the symptoms would decrease.