'Craving is the root of all ignorance and sorrow and there is no freedom from ignorance and sorrow save in the abandonment of craving. It is not to be set aside through mere will for will is part of craving; it is not to be set aside through denial for such denial is the outcome of opposites. Craving can be dissolved only through becoming aware of its many ways and expressions; through tolerant observation and understanding it is transcended. In the flame of understanding craving is consumed.'
Yes, the will is captive to the addiction. It is inextricably caught up in the incessant conflict between the 'self' in us that wants to smoke on the one hand and the 'self'' in us that doesn't want to smoke on the other. In Krishnamurti's words, 'will is part of craving.' In addition, self (which is only 'image' in our mind) cannot change self. Now, 'want power’ … that is something altogether different.
THE USE OF MINDFULNESS FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS