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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 Mar 28

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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 just woke up one day, last September, and decided I'd had enough, i was done being enslaved to cigarettes. And that was the end of that toxic, one way relationship:) We met...
    IAmOptimusPrime IAmOptimusPrime 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    this is my second day of quitting ... it is very hard but I am doing it ... every time I have the urge to smoke I put food in my mouth ... and when I see people smoking I think in...
    ShSunshine ShSunshine 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    Second attempt. I'm at about 26 hours. The cravings have not been so bad. I was very tempted to go buy a pack immediately after lunch, but waited ten minutes, had some fruit and...
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 27

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    it has been 10 years i have been smoking , cigarettes smoking gave a good relief from tension and a good company when i am alone the matter of fact i am always alone , my health is...
    phannendrareddy phannendrareddy 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I decided to quit smoking. And so I did. And I find it fascinating how easy it was.
    pigeonheart pigeonheart 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    aha. whenever I think of quit smoking,. I need a cigerette to think. .
    diepu diepu 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I quit smoking GAINING ANY WEIGHT!! Not one pound! It'll be a year in January! And I didn't go crazy exercising or dieting! It CAN be done!
    freedomfound freedomfound 41-45, F Nov 10

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    As it turns out alcohol and quitting smoking don't mix very well...
    ReveredPotion ReveredPotion 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My last smoke was on the 7th of October and I haven't had one since. I quit without patches, gum, etc. my substitute was food. The first week was hard. My fuse was short and I had...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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    This is probably my tenth time quitting, but I'm 4 1/2 days in. The worst of the withdrawals seem to be over - but it hasn't been all bad. I called out of work for a few days as...
    MarxistLuciferKongJr MarxistLuciferKongJr 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    Today, actually. It's a bad, smelly, deadly habit and I've got too much to care about in my life to let this sh*t go on. So I quit! Today is my quit day, the calendar on my phone...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 8

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    OMG!! I hate cigarettes. But im so addicted to them I cant quit!! Patches dont work. Gum dont work. Lollypops dont work. I hate them!!!
    Unsupervised777 Unsupervised777 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    I just can't quit though :(
    leyla29 leyla29 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 15

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    Never thought I would ever quit but I'm glad I did . The money I'll save alone is worth it .
    certifiable certifiable 70+, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Today is an anniversary. Exactly one year I quit and still staying strong. (Secretly I'm a little proud of myself)
    boeiend81 boeiend81 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's so hard though, I can't sleep. My chest hurts I can't believe I'm doing this yessssss. Thursday I got my teeth cleaned with a sonic water I've never had before and it was...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F Oct 27

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    I did it I did it I did it. Yes.
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 28

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    Proud and pleased to report that I haven't smoked a cigarette in almost 3 weeks. But my vapor pen is my BFF.
    Mousetoes Mousetoes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Yea! It's been a month now without a cigarette. When do I start feeling better, like all the health professionals said I would? Personally, I feel like ****. Headaches, lack of...
    Koabyte Koabyte 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    It has been 30 days since my last cigarette! I can't believe I have made it this far! My son is my biggest inspiration!
    HotCheetos26 HotCheetos26 26-30, F Nov 16

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    Its Been 3 Years now and i still have my Cravings.
    Miles222 Miles222 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love cigarettes, I only wish they'd sell them in smaller packs than 20! I started smoking at a very young age and smoked heavily until about 14 years ago when I started this on...
    Breakurselfagainstmystones Breakurselfagainstmystones 36-40, M Nov 3

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    IDC I LUV mY CiGs!!!!!!!!!!!
    notchloe notchloe 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    Even though I have asthma I started smoking when I was 17 and have been a smoker for more than 20 years now. Many years ago a respiratory specialist told me to quit, but because I...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 29

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    as a result of a pre-employment drug test (9 weeks abstaining) and then a totally surprise unexpected lung collapse (so young and not even a cig smoker there is seriously no good...
    hypochondriax hypochondriax 22-25, F Oct 31

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    I've been smoking since I was 16 and I need to quit. When I breathe deep it sounds wheezy and wake up coughing. I've quit twice only for a couple months, but I'm recently single...
    Midwesttwurkit Midwesttwurkit 26-30, M Nov 16

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    I've always said if I saw the sexiest guy alive pull out a cigarette I'd be turned off right away. Now I'm dating this guy who smokes which I still don't like but, I care about him...
    Meganjw Meganjw 18-21, F Nov 3

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    I love smoking and don't wanna quit but I have asthma that's why I feel guilty but I smoke a lot... m I weird?
    bluesapphiire bluesapphiire 22-25, F 30 Responses Oct 29

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    I think I dreamt him this morning. I woke up sad and did some retail therapy. It was only 3 1/2 months but it still hurts to get dumped. I think a big part of it was my fault. I...
    moonstruckdelight moonstruckdelight 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I am a nice person, I live by the Golden Rule even when it doesn't serve me. It seems several people in my life do the opposite ALL the time. It's frustrating. My ex came to get...
    antidote4toxicity antidote4toxicity 46-50, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Yeah! Leave us alone! I notice nobody hammers drinkers or drug takers or dumb drivers In fact I'm quite p*$$€d off with it! We get hammered with the tax we pay. Get told where we...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 31

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    Smoking is awful and disgusting. I know I had tried smoking. What was I thinking?
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I wish I had a smoking buddy :( My sister is moving away Monday :( She was my smoking buddy :( Oh well... More for me haha >:)
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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    I don't find my smoking attractive or cool in any shape or form. I do smoke though. When I first started it wasn't just because I thought it was cool. Everyone on my moms side of...
    XxDorkyBoyxX XxDorkyBoyxX 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    Recently a dear EP friend challenged me to be more adventurous and try something new when I commented that my life was one monotonous routine. Her idea of adventure of plunging...
    doran10 doran10 70+, M 4 Responses Nov 14

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    wish I could find my sexy smoking women I've been looking for all my life liking oldies music which I'd rare at my age and old movies as I do I know it's a lot to ask but if you...
    chevelle300fan chevelle300fan 22-25, M Oct 26

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    I want a bad smokers cough I love hearing smokers cough and you here all the tar and smoke in their lungs I inspire to be the same I smoke more and more each day to get there I...
    daniel910 daniel910 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 1

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    Smoking may be extremely bad for you but I love it.
    EnglishPerson EnglishPerson 36-40, M Nov 1

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    Smoking is not attractive it makes you skinny and sick. I wish people would stop, the world would be a better place if people stopped. Don't even get me started on mechanical...
    wabbey wabbey 13-15 2 Responses Nov 3

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    The tobacco smoking fling was decades ago. Now it's all about pot. My favorite is when these high schoolers who are going to drop out say it is not addicting. These kiddos who...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Tonight, forever. not because i am virtuous but because life is short. i know that my mind and my body cannot handle it and I want to have maximum energy and mental ability and...
    pause555 pause555 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Cigar company ruins everything by giving a cool image, on every cigar advertisement, (like malrb*** with that cool cowboy ads) only dumb people eaten those ads wholly, and started...
    Weepinguy Weepinguy 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    I don't smoke everyday, but it's annoying when people start preaching to me about the dangers of smoking cigarettes. Mostly all smokers know the dangers already and I don't need...