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I Just Quit Smoking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People

    9 Days And Counting

    I quit nine days ago with the help of the patch. This is my 3d time quitting after smoking for 45 years, but for some reason it feels right this time.I realize it's too early to say I'm a non smoker, but that is my goal.
    marysvista marysvista 56-60 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    I Easily Quit With No Drugs

    Don't let the smoking substitutes fool you into thinking otherwise, not smoking is easy, if you really want to.  I made the decision to break the habit about a month ago, and I'm never looking back. It's easy, because when you think about it, smoking really doesn't do...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2009

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    I Quit 6 Days Ago

    Giving up my addiction 6 days ago was the best thing I could have ever did for myself,I only had to use nicorette for the first 2 days then after that it was like I never smoked because I jut ignore the habit! God you definitely delivered me from the poisonous venom I was putting...
    2ndwife4blackfamily 2ndwife4blackfamily 22-25, F Mar 3, 2011

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    I smoked Ciggies for 7 years,

    I quit 2 months ago, I feel like I am just NOW starting to experience relief from constant anger and irritability. Did the emotional withdrawal last this this long for anyone else?? I feel terrible for my fiancé as he has had to deal with beast I have become!
    MissPlace MissPlace 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    It Has Been 56 And 1/2 Hours Since My Last Cigarette.

    I miss it.Nobody told me I'd be hacking up such an unusual amount of...whattever.Lame.
    saccityjack saccityjack 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    Quitting Is So Hard/uncomfortable,depressing/and More

    I am only 52 year old female, normal weight, height.  Exersize regularly. A vegaterian for 35 years.  And inhereted a family gene for high blood pressure, cholesteral and heart attacks (my mom had 3 before 55).  I was told last summer to stop and made a half a**ed attempt...
    lucyhar1959 lucyhar1959 51-55 1 Response Jun 24, 2011

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    First Time Quitting

     Hello!  I decided about a week ago that I was not going to smoke anymore. Watching the people in my life that have smoked for many many years started to make me sick, and I knew I had to quit soon. The only time I am even tempted to smoke is when I am drinking with my...
    April86 April86 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Quit Again...

    Today is day one.  I started smoking again about 3 weeks ago, after a month of not smoking.  This has been my pattern for years.  I quit once for 14 months, only to crash and burn for the next two years.  So, here I go again.  I feel amazing today because...
    muse88 muse88 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    Quiting Tomorrow :)

    Im a 19 year old boy that really want this plauge out of my way. I have tried to quit several times, today its gonna be it! ive been thinking about this date for about 2 weeks now so it has to be, whenever i try and quit i get this feeling that im so bored, have to do something...
    Selfconsciousness Selfconsciousness 18-21, M Apr 19, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I don't smoke but my dad quit smoking and he smokes 3 packs a day if not more.. If he can do you you guys can too. What he did was he eventually got down to 1 cigarette a day then...
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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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 4 days ago

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    Omg. So hard to quit. I need to lose weight and quit smoking. LETS DO THIS!
    xwewereinfinite xwewereinfinite 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    **** is bad. Tried to quit smoking and I can't. Any Suggestions
    TheDonnieLama TheDonnieLama 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    That's it. Starting today I officially quit smoking, it's having too much of an impact on my boxing. I'm done.
    Flawlless Flawlless 18-21, F 4 Responses a week 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 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    and i talked a lot about my experience on my profile. ultimately, at the current moment, i no longer feel a need to quit. i started smoking too much when i was lonely, bored, and...
    Chimpanzee3 Chimpanzee3 22-25, M Oct 14

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    This is my 4 day without smoking. I have tried in the past to stop smoking but this time it is FOREAL>>>>> :0 My goal is to not smoke weed for the next 3 months. I quit my job...
    Homeristhebest Homeristhebest 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    I am on day 3 of not smoking and I will tell you it is getting harder to stay away. Way harder than quitting cigarettes. I was irritated as hell tonight because now when I am bored...
    orcore orcore 36-40, F Oct 11

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    I started smoking ciggies at 14-30 now. I'm not dying. Went through a phase when I was 22-every packet was my 'last' packet. Have come to the conclusion (unless there ever is a...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Just get an e cig ive been using them for years after smoking 15 years ill tell u one thing no matter what u read there is no way they have 1000s of bad chemicals like cigs do they...
    nicholas1974 nicholas1974 31-35, M Oct 2

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    I started smoking because I wanted to die lol I was 11. too late to turn back now, and besides, I still wish I could be dead
    nthohny nthohny 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I never had any real problem stopping smoking. And I was a smoker. There are some side effects, but they only last about 2 weeks. All you have to do is make your mind up to not...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    I got sober at 18 and was fully clean until I was 41 years of age. Then I started smoking weed. I have been at it for 8 years... it WAS great! After being straight edge for so...
    gts65 gts65 46-50, M Oct 19

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    I started smoking today after a year cause of stress :(
    Unknown1456 Unknown1456 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    Today is only day 2. I feel ok. Surprisingly ever addiction I have ever had I stopped when I was ready. Like the cigarettes I got so tired of smelling like crap. I had to go to the...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Y'all are some weak sauce. I never gave up on giving it up. Ya know what finally did it? Vaping. I've got a lovely collection of vaporizers and e-liquids in a myriad of sweet and...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F Oct 5

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    I have never smoked and never will. Coming from an asthmatic I will tell you that breathing is a nice feeling and not breathing sucks...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 5

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    Been an awful lot of smoker bashing over the last ten years. Smokers pay how much in tax? Where does this money go exactly?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 5

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    I love weed But I prefer cigars better And I can't wait to smoke some But I need money
    Gilxx Gilxx 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Well i was good for a couple weeks there, now just back at it.
    bigbrownbastard bigbrownbastard 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    It's been a few days and I can't stop eating. I've been eating non stop pretty much since waking up without a cigarette yesterday.
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 22

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    Bjt just can't! Any advise???
    kylee2013 kylee2013 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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    I feel terrible. It has been 6 weeks since my last smoke and I am still failing home tests. I have brain fog and the worst depression in my life. How much longer should it suck...
    danielkclayton danielkclayton 22-25, M a week 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 4 days ago

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    I did it I did it I did it. Yes.
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Quit smoking Save your life by not smoking
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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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 14 mins 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 2 hrs ago

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    if you don't like my smoking. ...go away
    ARIESLUV ARIESLUV 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    First of all I want to thank everyone for sharing their stories, and I wanted to trow mine in there in case it will also be useful to everyone. It was an usual day, I have been...
    Photons Photons 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I quit a couple months ago, although i have had about ten cigarettes over that time period (bumming one at a party, broke down and bought a pack but threw most of em away etc) but...
    nighthouse66 nighthouse66 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I started smoking back in April of this year about a week after my best friend and brother committed suicide. I started out smoking Newport 100's. I wasn't the hugest fan of them...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 36-40, M Oct 16

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    When I was a little boy I was drawn to smoking. I thought that people who smoked looked so happy and sexy. I grew up in a non-smoking family, so I tried to hid my feelings. I...
    kevin908 kevin908 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    have you seen this recent one by the Truth organization? they say, let's be the generation to "end smoking" excuse me but, END smoking? apparently fewer teens smoke cigarettes...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Oct 1

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