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I Am Trying to Quit Smoking Cigs

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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 1 Response Mar 28, 2014

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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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    I started smoking for the stupidest reasons

    possible.someone told me smoking helps you lose weight.:/ .then , i thought i was 'in love' with a jackass,who was too much in love with himself to love anyone else,and i thought if i were 'cooler' he would be attracted to me more.Its been 12 years.Am now very comfortable with...
    brutallyhonestpariah brutallyhonestpariah 31-35, F Jan 2

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    Today I have had four!

    I would have normally been through almost a pack. Baby steps? This is rough!
    GinLV GinLV 41-45, M Dec 24, 2014

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    Today has been A month since I quit smoking. A dear EP friend told me about electronic cigarettes, I couldn't have did it without vaping the ecig. And friend support. Its nice to...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I had my first cigarette at age 10, I am pretty sure. Had a cigar or two before that. An older boy who lived near me always would argue with his parents, and then go for a walk...
    likespike likespike 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I smoke a pack every day and this habit has cost me dearly. I spent over $1,500 on cigaretts in 2014 alone. Smoking has been the greatest challenge for me to overcome. I have...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 4

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    That's right. 4 days ago I smoked my last cigarette. I started smoking when I was 14 so 21 years is long enough to be addicted. I actually quit a lot times before but most of the...
    Marsje Marsje 31-35, M 6 Responses Jan 20

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    I used to smoke for many years, then suddenly quit, and it's been about 4 years without a single cigarette. Never had a craving because somehow I detached smoking from coffee...
    lonelyroom lonelyroom 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    I have quit for a year and a half. Thanks to my wife who got me to quit with her. If she didn't, I'd still be smoking
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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    My last cigarette was 10:00AM, July 22, 2013. I will never forget it. I still miss smoking, probably always will. But I will not smoke again. I feel better, I probably smell better...
    lostinmyownhome lostinmyownhome 51-55, M 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I survived a whole day without smoking a cigarette which is pretty amazing for me! Attempting to quit is the best feeling ever! Prayers would be nice! Hope everyone is having a...
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F Jan 6

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    im on my 4th day and things are looking good i also found an app called smoke free. it helps because it gives you info on how you have benefited from not smoking like how much you...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M Jan 9

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    Started smoking at age 17. Smoked every day, a pack or more some days. I'm 38 and just decided it's time to quit. For 17 days now I have been smoke free. It has been the most...
    kristy1833 kristy1833 31-35 1 Response Jan 17

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    I lost my twins at 5 months because i was smoking in the first trimester. but even after this quitting has been a nightmare. I think nicotine gum makes it harder to stop and then...
    lili12349 lili12349 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    hi I'm 42 and I stopped smoking for a month .then I when back I want to stop so bad but im having such a hard time .if I don't stop I know something bad is going to happen to me...
    glrock glrock 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Cigarettes not weed. So I just went in cold turkey same as last time and it's surprisingly easier then I remember. Anyways I'm really glad that I'm doing this. I know my body will...
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I stopped smoking years ago. But about 2 months ago I started getting cravings again. I've taken to drowning my system in other stimulants to forget the cravings.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I am on a path that is untraveled and unfamiliar. I have always traded that in for the familiarity of a cigarette. I no longer can keep up with the love affair of smoking. I...
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    That's it, I'm done smoking. I had my moment. It's OVER.
    Firecandy Firecandy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Update one: had aboot a twelve pack last night. Four guiness And aboot four tallboys. Ended up having five new Ports. Not a bad skip up. My main problem is now just making the...
    likespike likespike 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I quit because of my bad anxiety and they instantly give me an attack. I want one soooo badly but so afraid of having a panic attack
    Jg5432 Jg5432 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I haven't smoked in 2015. I smoked for the first time in 2012, smoked occasionally in 2013 but became an addict towards the end of 2013. I would have smoked at least 10 cigarettes...
    vsonline4u vsonline4u 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    So I can pass a **** test and have a decent job that pays well and then maybe I can finally afford to pay my bills and feed my beautiful family
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M Jan 17

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    I'm watching the clock on the wall slowly tick away praying for the convenience store to close so that I won't be able to buy cigarettes. This has been a rough 24 hours.
    TroubleTree TroubleTree 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    and... man... I really want one right now. Just a little break from my computer and chance to look up at the stars.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Team Cold Turkey - Day 1: My morning ritual was to wake up, pee, wash my hands and smoke a cigarette. Just woke and I already feel my body craving that morning cigarette but my...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    im on my 4th day and have learnt a few tricks when the enemy (cravings) attacks. 20 Press Ups!
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M Jan 9

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    Over 12 hours in and this morning definetly sucks. Still, I know what I gotta do. Just not give in and go to the store. I'm not gonna die. I need to break this once and for all...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    It's been since January 2nd!
    dayBYdayBYday14 dayBYdayBYday14 26-30, F Jan 16

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    Woohoo!! It's been nearly 2 months, I haven't kept perfect track. I just decided that I didn't ENJOY it any more, and reminded muself of that every time I got a craving. I'm free...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just got over a chest cold/flu and it was awful. It made me realize I don't want an awful cough like what I was experiencing permanently. I can already go days without it, but...
    kayheart kayheart 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I dont know why but I was always fascinated by smoking. In high school, I always was looking at smokers and admired how they inhaled the smoke. Because of my parents, smoking was...
    gaypunk18 gaypunk18 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I've been doing well. I quit just before the year ended so in two days it will be a full month smoke free. It wasn't easy,Lord knows it wasn't but it's definitely been rewarding. I...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So a few weekends ago my best friends and I were having a girls night. We were listening to music, eating junk food and gossiping! We decided we wanted to add some fun & giggles to...
    ztaurus95 ztaurus95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Probably smoke a little too much, cause we always seem to be running low. I try to keep a system of checks and balances on my vices, but I hafta fight against an addictive...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    The first time I smoked and it hit, I literally thought I was dead. Then, it started getting better. For a while, I no longer feared death; I would hold my finger to my pulse at my...
    TheNin9 TheNin9 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I only tried weed three times, each time with the same friends. The first time, I didn't feel anything really. The second time I forgot my backpack was there so as i walked the...
    quietkid quietkid 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I used to smoke at least 5 cigarettes a day, then got used to my vaporizers. The only problem was they'd break and have to have parts replaced a lot. My latest one has an issue...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F Jan 15

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    Hi guys, I have no idea whether or not anyone will even read this as I have never done anything like this before but here's my story... Okay so to most 'gamblers', my situation...
    connoranon connoranon 16-17, M Jan 13

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    I honestly don't and it maybe because I like smoking every once in a while myself. I don't know and I don't really care.
    FreaKxShoW FreaKxShoW 13-15, F Jan 5

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    😂 lmao... I don't mind it aye! It don't bother me. Idk why people 'HATE' smoking.
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Neighbour does it often and I hate his wheezing and how it fills up our bathroom with smoke smell...or when I did the washing yesterday and it hit me. Disgusts me. I don't want...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 14