Courtney Love is having a "mini-war" with cigarettes.The former Hole singer, who was advised to give up her 40-a-day habit after doctors found pre-op nodules on her throat, admits she is struggling to quit.Courtney, 42, wrote on "I'm going thru (sic) hell trying to cut back on smoking."I'm down to a pack a day from two, but it's a pain and each fight of the urge is a little mini war."The doctor guessed exactly how much I smoke too and told me I'll have to get surgery."I'm trying to get to half a pack a day and then quit when I get to 10. I think of all I've been through and I can do this."The former heroin addict has already showed impressive will power this year after she lost over 50lbs, which she credits to yoga and a macrobiotic diet. Courtney has slammed reports she has lost too much weight. She said: "I noted - 'cos my kid bought it - I was on the cover of a magazine and they said I was 115lbs!"I couldn't walk if I was 115lbs. I'm a big girl with big shoulders and ribs and health is really important to me. Hugely."Courtney has a 14-year-old daughter Frances Bean with the late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.