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I Need to Stop Smoking

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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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    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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    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 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I always smoke because I love a girl but she doesn't love me back that's why I smoke
    FrozenSoldier1245 FrozenSoldier1245 18-21, M Feb 14

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    I started when I was 18 years old, Marlboro menthol. It was just nothing, really, at first. Kind of like, "Oooh, I can actually feel the beginnings of our passage to adulthood...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I had a doctors appointment a week ago as a followup on a new course of anti spasm/seizure medications. My regular doctor is out but his partner saw me. The drugs are working...
    DisabledBoy DisabledBoy 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I stopped smoking in last year and there isn't a day that hasn't gone by that I want one so bad. But I knkw that life with my son is so much better since I have stopped.
    Tigersdad4590 Tigersdad4590 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    That's a problem. Once I quit smoking for 4 months, then I started again. I don't feel the Desperate need of smoking, but I can't quit because of the routine. I smoke always after...
    MrZenigata MrZenigata 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I wonder how hard is it to stop smoking?
    bluehappyness bluehappyness 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I started smoking weed when I was 15, my first time getting high was the best experience i had in my life at the time, I remember my dads friend coming down the stairs and me just...
    taylordamons taylordamons 18-21, T 8 hrs ago

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    Ok so you know those signs on public places that say, "No Smoking Within 25' of this Sign"? It means NO SMOKING within 25 FEET not INCHES. So yes, I'm going to give you a look of...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Feb 6

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    After numerous attempts over decades with patch , acupuncture cold turkey, Zyban this was the one that helped me permanently. It simply takes away the desire to smoke I felt like...
    faithup faithup 56-60, M Feb 9

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    I took up smoking when I was 17, promising myself that if I was still smoking at 21, I would quit. That never happened and I'm now 24. I love the feeling of smoking so much but I...
    lollygag21 lollygag21 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I quit smoking with Champix on the 23rd of December 2014. I still have a month to go , but have stopped taking champix, as I could not handle the nausea any more. So far I am...
    karin01 karin01 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    So am on omegle and there hardly any girls on and when they is they just skip me in 3 secs wtf how u meant to have a convo with them in 3 secs be for they skip u am sorry am no...
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    Hi my name is Jan I am 17 and I always need a smoke. I have been smoking since I was 12 my mom smokes so she always let me smoke. I smoke 4 packs of Newport 100's a day and I love...
    janwantstobeateenagemom janwantstobeateenagemom 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Oh god, I caved. I couldn't take it anymore. I needed something to make me feel...numb, to stop the discomfort my body was giving me. Oh man, it feels so good. The way the...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F Jan 26

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    I quit smoking pot on September 7th 2014 after smoking every day for five years straight. I quit because I wanted to see how it would affect my mind and to see if I was living in a...
    Tyler2524 Tyler2524 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I had quit many years back and was able to stay away for a long time. I tripped up and starting smoking again over a year ago. I was able to quit again, but it was much harder this...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    it's been over 7months of not smoking after 8 years of smoking. but at night time when I'm alone with my thoughts all I want to do is smoke for some reason I feel like it would...
    DizziMayy DizziMayy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    it's been over 7months of not smoking after 8 years of smoking. but at night time when I'm alone with my thoughts all I want to do is smoke for some reason I feel like it would...
    DizziMayy DizziMayy 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    I really am going to try. I quit tobacco and was using the e-cig for a couple months, I was doing good. But..something happened and I started up again, been smoking ever since. I...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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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 1 Response Jan 28

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    I started smoking when I was 15 I am now 22. I quit about 6 months ago. I did not use patches or gum. I just quit. I feel a lot less congested. I smell better, my room seems to be...
    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I love everything about smoking and love watching women smoking. Iv been a human ashtray for 2 differnt women and love when they make me take there ash and then eat the cigarette...
    spiderman666 spiderman666 22-25, M Feb 2

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    I am Jan I am 17 and smoke 4 packs of Newport 100's a day and love it. I have been smoking since I was 12. My mom is a heavy smoker and always let me smoke. I love smoking and will...
    janwantstobeateenagemom janwantstobeateenagemom 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I have smoked since I was 14. I started off having just one or two a day and now I'm up to a pack a day. I know its killing me, I can physically feel it doing so, but smoking calms...
    Jennimiller1797 Jennimiller1797 16-17, T Feb 17

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    ok so I'm 18 and we all know how most people are at the ages 16-25 and that was me: smoking, drinking and taking anything I could get my hands on. I had a car that I prized more...
    PorkythePig PorkythePig 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was around 14 years old when it happened. I had just recently started meeting up with an 'emo' looking guy, he was 19 and I was 14, but that's not important. In this story I'll...
    Laurajane94 Laurajane94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    This morning I woke up not feeling very well. I was having pretty significant epigastric pain and nausea. This lasted from 9 or 10 am till about 2 pm. It was so ****** man. Then...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F Jan 27

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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 6 Responses Jan 28

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    Workplace smoking Because of my size and other habits I usually smoke one pack spread out over the rest of the day except for the 6-8 hours I am working from my workstation...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F Jan 31

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    My extreme addiction I started out like many kids, smoking cigarettes stolen from my grandfather's packs. I did it because it was cool and I liked the smell. As I got older I cut...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F Jan 31

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    I love smoking in general. it can be anything from DMT to cigarettes. I would smoke any herb you have me really. I've smoked cigarettes laced with cocaine. I just love the act of...
    psychedeliica psychedeliica 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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