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I Am Trying to Quit Smoking Cigs

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    Who Has The Control, Me The Reasonable Get It Done Self,or The Nicotine Addled Emotional Self.

    Well heck what a title. Just trying to list a strength for my reasonable self might give you an idea how hard it is to quit such an addictive habit. I have smoked off and on for about 22 yrs.I dont think ive quit for more than 2yrs in that time period. I quit when I was...
    nuttybooker nuttybooker 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2012

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    It's not helping me and I don't need them

    anymore. I need to find a better outlet for stress, but the only problem is I am super edgy now. I am going crazy and it has only been 72 hours. I feel like a mega ***** and I feel like I can't control it. Sometimes I just feel like I need to walk away before I go off or lose my...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I am 25 years old and i've been smoking since i was 14, i am really scared for my future health but still don't know how to quit smoking
    Megq Megq 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I really want to quit smoking. I've smoked off and on for 14 years. I really need to quit while I still have my health. I've tried and failed at quitting cold turkey and using...
    kathleen83 kathleen83 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I quit smoking by using champix in 2010 and lasted 10 months.... I was idiot enough to start again but this is now my 3rd attempt at quitting and today is day1 no smokes. Hint from...
    wishy77b wishy77b 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I quit smoking over 50 days again and now I'm getting these intense cravings.
    DallasMan85 DallasMan85 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I am quitting smoking and it soooooooooooo hard.
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    after 15 years i quit smoking cigarettes cold turkey a little over a year ago but i am still struggling almost daily. all i want is a cigarette. is this normal?
    warden2000 warden2000 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I quit after switching to an eCig for a couple months. No cigs, real or electronic, for 18 months now - yes! I think about lighting up all the time but have managed not to. I...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I've been smoking for quite a few years but I've been finding myself frustrated and angry that I'm addicted and I want to quit. I've tried but I get extremely aggressive and...
    OnyxHeart OnyxHeart 18-21, F Jul 10

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    I just smoked my last cig. I just quit and I kinda feel like crying. I smoke when I'm lonely which has been a lot in the last year. I have always hated the way it makes me feel but...
    Gilliankay Gilliankay 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    24Hrs...one cig :) :) I now know what my number one trigger is too....frustration. So anyone have any remedies for that one? Lol Update: 16 days, I really don't think I'll ever...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I smoke tobacco. Raw, loose tobacco that you roll in cigarette paper. Although it is still smoking I do think it's better than smoking cigarettes. They taste better, they are less...
    scat9x scat9x 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Hey everyone. I've been smoking for 11 years and I smoke about 25 cigarettes a day. I've tried to quit so many times but no success. I'm looking for someone else who is also...
    strandednowhere strandednowhere 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    About 6 months ago I had the worst anxiety attack after smoking weed. Most embarrassing experience ever considering it happened in public. I thought it was laced but turns out I...
    genericidiot genericidiot 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Been nearly two months, although I did cheat by smoking while on holiday 3 weeks ago
    Txiku Txiku 26-30 1 Response Jul 17

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    I been smoking for almost 25 years...and I'm 36...I seriously need to stop this
    Josh1978 Josh1978 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    The problem is with smoking even if you use the patch, gum, or losanges, there's several other things in the cig you are addicted to.
    cj911 cj911 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    Cigarettes that is.. After 7 years I've been a month and a half without smoking. Although I smoke more pot now than I ever have, not by myself but socially, any tips to stay away...
    Unexplainedbeauty Unexplainedbeauty 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I want to quit cigarettes because Its about time to quit endangering my health
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M Jul 9

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    Does anyone have any good tips on quitting? Sometimes I really get the urge to smoke, my girlfriend really helps me with motivation, but she can't ALWAYS be there right now.
    Guuuu Guuuu 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I have tried and I want to quit ,going to get the patch! Wish me luck!
    oldyella33 oldyella33 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't think I have a problem....which I guess is exactly what someone with a problem might say. I guess I need to know for sure that I don't need the weed,that I'm not dependant...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F Jul 3

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    Somehow I've taken more control over my urges to smoke, well today at least. I haven;t smoked a single cig, and it's 6:07. But I'm feeling oddly sick, and haven't eaten much /:
    Guuuu Guuuu 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Finally! It's been 4 weeks since I last lit up and I swear I'm not going back! EVER! So far the cravings have been manageable and I'm watching what I eat pretty carefully (well...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    So its been going good. I may have been puffing on the magic green but the tobacco is a no. And I think I will be sticking to it.
    scat9x scat9x 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Day 1 it's 8.24am I'm really struggling any ideas?
    Missy1179 Missy1179 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I haven't had a cigarette in over a year. The past week, I have wanted one SO bad! Now, all of my local stores are out of my ecig filters! Ready to throw in the towel!!!!!
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    But do not want to get fat.
    Ashadypast Ashadypast 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Day 2 - I am addicted to weed, no two ways about it. I have been smoking every day for 8 years and fell into that "it's not addictive" way of thinking. Well anyway I've got a...
    Loner1990 Loner1990 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I think it's weird when someone close to me not related quit smoking I started he quit 6 months ago I started 6 months ago.
    Traviesaal Traviesaal 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I got a new job that pays 3 dollars per hour more Than my old one! While that may not sound like much to you, that's at least a 33% raise for me! Plus I quit smoking which is like...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I came to the United States when I was 21 years old. I grew up in Sweden, a country known mainly for its socioeconomic policies and prosperous people. Marijuana is considered a...
    whrskrlo whrskrlo 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    In my fifties and possibly a bit late to the game. I had a pack lying around from my work and decided to give it a try. To give you some background to my story, I have always been...
    parry03 parry03 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I absolutely love smoking . I started it when I was 10 and a half years old and I loved it from the first inhale. Now I am 28 years old, heavy smoker highly addicted to my...
    Dean00200 Dean00200 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Marijuana is, in my opinion, a safe and fun drug to consume and/or smoke. However, I have stopped because I became too dependent on it. Whoever says weed isn't addictive is wrong...
    onlytheyoung95 onlytheyoung95 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I smoked since I was 15 and in the last two years I smoked more and hated it so much. I would get a little stressed and some constantly then I got rid of my biggest stress trigger...
    milanoie milanoie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Hey, I also had a really bad panic attack that lasted a few hours when smoking weed, where I was convinced I was losing my mind. This turned into a sort of panic disorder for a...
    stevepride stevepride 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Hi My wife smokes in the house and I hate it ! She smoked when we dated and I didnt mind, but after I watched my mother waste away from cancer and die at 64 it changed my opinion...
    harleyman2169 harleyman2169 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    ---WARNING: Venting piece, don't read if you don't want to--- I've realized that after 5 years of depression, I can't do this anymore. I can't. I'm done trying to hold onto a...
    00SecretGarden00 00SecretGarden00 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My mom walks to bed, needing aided and struggling with each step. Her struggling is to breathe and that's required to do anything. She is on an oxygen tank, but feels like she has...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 2

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    Hey, a lot of us here are really into our cigarettes. We should have "EP Chain-Smoking Sunday" and as many of us who want to can join in and we can cyber-smoke as a group. Here is...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I just started smoking cigarettes. They calm me down but I feel so guilty smoking them. I know they are unattractive and disgusting to most people. I only smoke in private.
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I was a backslidden Pentecostal. After getting married and a few years going by I have returned to church. There are many things I have laid down and been able to overcome and I...
    SarahG213 SarahG213 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I really, really REALLY love smoking. I started at age 12, was up to 1ppd by 14 and 1.5-2ppd since I was 16. I started on Reds but went to Marlboro 100s sometime in high school...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I started smoking and love it. How can I become a heavy dependent smoker
    lancebuddyfranklin lancebuddyfranklin 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm new to smoking about 6 montages and first time tonight I can start feeling my lungs hurt a little.
    Traviesaal Traviesaal 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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