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I Need to Stop Smoking

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26, 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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    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 18-21, M Jan 7

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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 22-25, M May 8

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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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    It Is So Hard

    I know I need to quit smoking, my father has copd because of it and I already have asthma and I do want to quit but it's so hard. I just keep reaching for the cigarettes and i can't quit cold turkey because then i get jumpy and aggatated, i just bought an electronic cigarette. my...
    lapinesandy lapinesandy 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Try weed :p. .
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    Took me a while to find this experience, but straight to the point! It will be 10 months on Monday, since I stopped smoking and recently I swear if I smelt someone whose just had a...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Been smoking since I was 15 .. I'm now 20 ! I can't seem to stop !
    20andinkedxxx 20andinkedxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have never written anything like before so I am sorry if it seems a little all over the place. I just need to get it all out. Not even sure how to start this, but here it goes...
    SoberJessica SoberJessica 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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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 Jul 28

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    “I hated tobacco. I could have almost lent my support to any institution that had for its object the putting of tobacco smokers to death…I now feel that smoking in moderation...
    graywolf558 graywolf558 26-30, M Aug 5

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    To be a competent electrical engineer and possess a verified file of complex capability in foremost crew for commissioning on sites, Specifically on massive initiatives....This...
    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    I dont really want to play the religious or be parent-like type.. The law.. I sure did have fun, oh yes I did.. Those two years, almost every day. new years.. chrismas.. my...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    Whether or not e-cigarettes caused these claimed adverse events is unknown. Some of the adverse situations can be connected with a pre-current professional medical ailment or to...
    Noah158o9ma4 Noah158o9ma4 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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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 Jul 27

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    This past Saturday, I went to an amusement park. The park had several smoking areas placed around the park. They were pretty small areas, placed just of the walkways, with a few...
    delriemus delriemus 26-30, M Aug 4

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    Someone just told me that the boy I was changing so hard for now has a girlfriend. I just feel like a broken toy, one that is just so messed up no one even wants it. I was a...
    Notwhatyouthinkiam Notwhatyouthinkiam 16-17, F Aug 9

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    Just found some helpful information about quitting smoking and thought I would share.. When quitting smoking don't try and ignore cravings, acknowledge them, allow your body to...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Soo I'm having relationship problem with my girlfriend and I need advice from someone. So my girlfriend and I just had a crazy argument about weed last night.my girlfriend likes...
    djchicle djchicle 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I smoked for a bout 10 years and then I quit for 18 years. I smoked when I was homeless for about a year? and then quit for one year. I started smoking about 3 1/2 months ago. I...
    SorrowofHeart SorrowofHeart 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I've been with my fiance for 2 yrs now & living with him for 1 yr everything was beautiful we was the happiest couple & everyone wanted a relationship like we had..We desided to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    Hi my name is Macy I am 19 and a very heavy smoker. I smoke 3 packs of Marlboro Menthol cigarettes a day and love smoking. I have been smoking since I was 15 and really enjoy...
    macyisalesbian macyisalesbian 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I quit smoking a week ago after smoking for 14 years... So far I've saved myself from buying 7 packs, and about 40 bucks. Life is good :) but the only hard part is not smoking when...
    wouldntulike2know wouldntulike2know 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    When I was little I wanted to smoke. I wanted to be like my aunt. She's just an awesome person, crazy (like me), but she's great. I thought it was so cool, that thing called...
    SPIDERLIMBS SPIDERLIMBS 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I'm distraught I just found out (only after questioning) not by her own admission my gf of a long time has been smoking weed with her husband (separated) without my knowledge. She...
    slutalone slutalone 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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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 1 Response Jul 28

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    I have been a smoker for almost five years. Even though I am fully aware of the health risks I use cigarettes as a way to get temporarily release from the every-day stress we all...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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    Started smoking at 12. Didn't have money to used to steal them with my friends (which was a turn on)! I love smoking & encourage others to smoke. It turns me on when someone starts...
    LondonKiwi LondonKiwi 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I've been on it for about 5 months, barely finished 7 packs. Decided to stop at last, been a month clean now.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 8 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm a really fun person to be around. I'm not being cocky or anything but that is one thing I like about myself. I'm not afraid to joke around and make a fool of myself. (I do have...
    becxboo becxboo 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    Why do people tell me to cheer up? Like I can just blink my eyes and pray to cure my depression. I can't that just wish away being raped, can I? I tried, I honestly did. Look where...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Jul 29

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    I get annoyed when someone's smoking in front of me on the way to work, I try to walk pass them but still can smell the smoke. Why do people still smoke even though they know the...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    So as a kid I was chunky. In high school I was a twig, out of boot camp I was a good looking stick and now that I gave up smoking again I'm gaining weight everyday by the looks and...
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M Jul 30

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    I miss smoking cigarettes SO much sometimes.
    sophiewrites sophiewrites 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    Why am I suddenly missing it? Is because I'm stuck in traffic, on the phone, having a pint..drinking coffee, just had sex / just ***********, watching someone else smoke, or do I...
    shouldIquestionmark shouldIquestionmark 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I was at home and I had imvited my boyfriend around he went out side in my garden and I went to the toilet when I came out I saw my boyfriend smoking and I went mad he just said he...
    janet56 janet56 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    For many years I liked people who smoked but couldn't understand why they did it. I tried it sometimes but after some cigarettes I didn't like it. Recently I am smoking a couple a...