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I Need to Stop Smoking

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    Smokers Cough

    I've been smoking since I was 16.. It started with beedees, then black n milds, now cigarettes.. My lungs feel awful.. I need to quit so bad.. I can't run or jog without loosing my breath.. It's bad!. But some how I still feel I need a newport.. UGHHH! I hate smoking but yet I...
    mohebert25 mohebert25 26-30, F Aug 25, 2012

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    18 And Smoking-

    My parents both smoke and my older sister smokes too. Why did I have to start? I smoke a pack a day. And my lungs are paying for it. I can't stop smoking, I've tried so many times. My friends say I can do it... but I don't know if I can. I say I will, but within the next three...
    HateLoveMePlease HateLoveMePlease 18-21, F Oct 24, 2009

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    Was born with bronchitis

    and had a smokers cough since I was 5. Started smoking at 11 stopped at 15 and picked it back up at 18. I've tried stopping multiple times but can't seem to do it for myself. All my friends are smokers, making access to a smoke to easy. Basically I need a reason to quit that...
    drigdman drigdman 26-30, M May 8, 2014

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    Must, Need, Want And Have To

    I don't know how I'll stop smoking cause I am stressed but I must, need, want and have to stop.  I don't have any other choice...I am getting sick from it. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Apr 29, 2012

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    You Can Quit If You Want Too

    Hello, I always been one to never brag or constantly erk a nerve about quitting smoking, some just really enjoy it, and to me it made me fell so at ease.I never thought I would of been able to quit, I loved my coffee and cigarette,I got to work an hour early just to have coffee...
    identity identity 41-45, F May 27, 2008

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    Stopped And Started About A Billion Times

    Ok, slight exaggeration but I have stopped about 100 times and every single time for some stupid reason I start again. I cannot even afford it, it's just ridiculous. It stinks, costs a fortune and makes me feel bad when I smoke, I don't even enjoy it all that much anymore but I...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    Stop Smoking

    well,anyone that smokes really needs to stop smoking,actually wanting to is another matter.i know smoking can effect my health & yet i still do it,when i say it like that it actually makes me sound a little silly.i quite enjoy smoking,especially if i have a bacardi in my other...
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 5, 2015

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    Born to Smoke

    I think I was born addicted to nicotine and alcohol.  My parents are both heavy smokers and alcoholics and I think I was born with the addiction.  I picked up cigarettes at age 12.  Now I smoke every chance I get.  I am sick of it but cannot...
    shugabooga shugabooga 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2009

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    I didn't start until a year ago.

    Cigarettes I mean. Wretched cancer sticks that I loathed and loved simultaneously.School had been the only thing I've ever been truly good at which is very rewarding, but also kind of sad. But in my junior year of college, things got hard, courses got more intense, relationships...
    TheUndying TheUndying 22-25, M Jan 7, 2014

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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 from a 5yr relationship and just can't find the motivation. I absolutely must find motivation.
    Midwesttwurkit Midwesttwurkit 26-30, M Nov 16, 2014

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    Smoking

    Smoking,Need to stop,It's so hard,Considering,I never started!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 19, 2012

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    Pls Stop Me

    i try and try to stop smoking but i guess i make it become more worst...
    msnolie msnolie 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    Blah

    So yeah I need to give up smoking because its such an expensive and dirty habit but.... Give it 16 hours and I'm ready to bite somebody's head off! At first you tell yourself that your not addicted but in time you realise you most certainly are! Sooooo to anybody that is thinking...
    Carly1992 Carly1992 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    3 cigs in 4 days this is hard.

    I've smoked since I was 13 . Now I have grandbabies so think it's time
    tammic tammic 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    I started smoking about 6 months ago.

    I think I'm addicted. I stopped for 2 days but I think it's more out of habit now. I just feel like I have to have one even when I feel like I don't need one. I'm going to stop because my eating habits are off. I just stop taking Zoloft for my depression. I'm all over the place...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2015

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    Never Thought Id Be Saying This But

    Ive been a smoker for ages... I started every day at 13 and I used to smoke when I could before that as well... yeah very stupid but I am stupid. I still kind of enjoy it even tho I hate admitting that and Im too scared atm to stop altogether BUT Im on day 3 of a serious effort...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2012

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    I pledged to quit on 22nd Dec 2015. I did so well until I was out one night (end of January) and there were drinks involved. One of my friends had my favourite cigarettes and I was...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    One week today of no smoking...the hardest part of the day is the drive home from work. That was my favorite cigarette of the day.
    annk999 annk999 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yesterday was a very strange day... I ended up going over to his place in the morning, and we cuddled and whatnot. I still don't know where I stand with him. We've been intimate...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Feel like I'm in a constant nightmare. My boyfriend is still in jail. Have no clue if he is going to get out and be put in drug court or be stuck in jail for a while. People in my...
    skatinem13 skatinem13 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    All i can do is think about my boys. All day long....I cant seem to stop thinking. It's a dilema, not a big one, not a small one, just a dilema....ugh....and i tried to get...
    Fidge3 Fidge3 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    My boyfriends mom just passed away in December. We've been dating for about a year now and the first half of our relationship was flawless. Then we started getting into little...
    danielledd4 danielledd4 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    And I hate myself for not being able to let go. Here's the story; I was friends with my ex friend for 4 years and that's all we were. I never wanted to be anything more because...
    awesomefallenangel awesomefallenangel 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm always there for everyone whenever they need me...but the second I need someone it's like I don't matter. I wish I could stop caring about people as much as I do so they could...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    "I hate my wife." He said as he began making one of the beds at the residential home for the mentally ill. "Why?" 17 year old me curiously asked the older guy who was training me...
    homeskilletx homeskilletx 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I started smoking when I was 17 when my close friend experienced a breakup. He was smoking and absentmindedly placed the carton in my hand. To my utter surprise I took a cigarette...
    ESR88888 ESR88888 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ugh. Not even dating, more like 3 early hookups and then months of bullshit pen-pallery (living 2 hrs apart is a significant hurdle to getting together often, still almost a full...
    HelenTarnation HelenTarnation 41-45, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    doing drugs and alcohol is not the answer to having fun..... having fun depends on you. drugs is not the way to go.... if you want to have fun do something that would be enjoyable...
    jenna66spinder jenna66spinder 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I self harm. I can't stop it. No one knows. I cut myself, yeah call me "teenager" or "emo" or "attention seeker" I don't give ****. Because I am really tired of telling people...
    darklotus01 darklotus01 13-15, T 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Alright. Yesterday started off great. I was so exhausted that I didn't wake up at all until my alarm went off at 1pm. Then I saw my friend had messaged me asking if I'd like to...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Stop comparing mental illnesses. When a sick person finally feels happy the right is taken away from them to feel anything but. Stop comparing mental illness. Someone with...
    BastardBlue BastardBlue 13-15, F a week ago

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    There's something sexy about knowing that how smoking provides enjoyment to the smoker while doing them harm...
    thisguy20 thisguy20 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My mum passed away when I was 20, leaving behind my 17 & 8 year old sister as well. I brought my 8 year old sister up since then & always took on the role of mum to both when...
    Lifesinreverse Lifesinreverse 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    ...i overthink on everything i do...from what to do from moment to moment or just in general on a daily basis. i obsess about things to the point of hurting my head and am...
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm a mom who has daughters who smoke cigarettes. I'm happy with the fact that they both asked me about smoking and having come from an extended family of proud Smokers, I feel...
    momsmoker momsmoker 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I can't stand the smell of smoke. My dad has been smoking around me since I was a little kid. The part that really gets to me is that he smokes inside the house and I can smell...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F Feb 2

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    in 2010 i met osama bin labins family and had him called me so i was forced to speak with him crazy is not the word for it. over the top insane is... so his son just got into a...
    FreeThinker2 FreeThinker2 51-55 1 Response Feb 2

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    I used to hate when my wife would smoke. I used to tell her she could smoke whenever she wanted, just don't do it in front of me. But lately, I have been getting VERY turned on...
    OurFatExperience OurFatExperience 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Red has been the boulevard. U crawling and scribbling on the pavement till ur nails gave away. But they are not falling apart, they are still bleeding and giving you the shooting...
    tbiswal tbiswal 31-35, M Feb 1

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    I seriously need to slow down on how much I'm eating...because I eat and eat and eat then forget how much I ate and keep going :O the only way I seem to really be motivated to...
    cherriberri cherriberri 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Like tonight. My husband went to a company party. He said he didn't pay for me to go with (which was previously agreed upon, no big deal) so I went out with a friend instead, for...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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