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I Need to Stop Smoking

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Today I decided to stop smoking bud, it's nothing wrong with it it's wonderful but I know it slows me down even financially at times and I need a self cleans and reevaluation.
    devonc806 devonc806 18-21, M Jan 16

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    I used to smoke at least 5 cigarettes a day, then got used to my vaporizers. The only problem was they'd break and have to have parts replaced a lot. My latest one has an issue...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F Jan 15

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    hi I'm 42 and I stopped smoking for a month .then I when back I want to stop so bad but im having such a hard time .if I don't stop I know something bad is going to happen to me...
    glrock glrock 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I stopped smoking years ago. But about 2 months ago I started getting cravings again. I've taken to drowning my system in other stimulants to forget the cravings.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I dont know why but I was always fascinated by smoking. In high school, I always was looking at smokers and admired how they inhaled the smoke. Because of my parents, smoking was...
    gaypunk18 gaypunk18 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I started smoking for the stupidest reasons possible.someone told me smoking helps you lose weight.:/ .then , i thought i was 'in love' with a jackass,who was too much in love with...
    brutallyhonestpariah brutallyhonestpariah 31-35, F Jan 2

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    After many years feeding into the nasty habit of smoking I have decided that 2014 was the last year that I would be classified as a smoker. I am also promising that I will not be...
    lost12345 lost12345 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 6

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    My bf is trying to quit smoking, which is something he wanted to do himself. I know its difficult and he's going through withdrawal - but I've become somewhat of a punching bag...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Some of you may have already seen I have been smoke free 18 days now. My mother decided to take this journey with me. She started smoking when she was 14 yrs old. So she's been...
    kristy1833 kristy1833 31-35 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am on a path that is untraveled and unfamiliar. I have always traded that in for the familiarity of a cigarette. I no longer can keep up with the love affair of smoking. I...
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Probably smoke a little too much, cause we always seem to be running low. I try to keep a system of checks and balances on my vices, but I hafta fight against an addictive...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had my first cigarette at age 10, I am pretty sure. Had a cigar or two before that. An older boy who lived near me always would argue with his parents, and then go for a walk...
    likespike likespike 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    The first time I smoked and it hit, I literally thought I was dead. Then, it started getting better. For a while, I no longer feared death; I would hold my finger to my pulse at my...
    TheNin9 TheNin9 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I feel everything's falling down. My father passed away 6 months ago from brain cancer, he was the one who held our family together. He was my best friend before he went, and he...
    0ct0pus 0ct0pus 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i just need someone that can help me and would care about my problems, i don't care gender or age, i just need someone
    LakerBall99 LakerBall99 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So I only tried weed three times, each time with the same friends. The first time, I didn't feel anything really. The second time I forgot my backpack was there so as i walked the...
    quietkid quietkid 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Woohoo!! It's been nearly 2 months, I haven't kept perfect track. I just decided that I didn't ENJOY it any more, and reminded muself of that every time I got a craving. I'm free...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can call myself as shisha enthusiast. Been smoking for 8 years. Its very relaxing while you hangout with your friends. Not to mention, smells good compare to cigar etc.
    wanterra wanterra 26-30, M Dec 27, 2014

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    I started smoking when I was 18 and now I am 21 and have finally quit for good. It has been 9 months since I last smoked. My lungs feel great. And just a few weeks ago I have...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I quit smoking 2 months ago but then again I never really felt like I was addicted. I would always smoke cigs with weed, never by themselves and felt quite pleasurable but I never...
    deletedprofile821 deletedprofile821 18-21, M Jan 2

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    I have quit for a year and a half. Thanks to my wife who got me to quit with her. If she didn't, I'd still be smoking
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I smoke a pack every day and this habit has cost me dearly. I spent over $1,500 on cigaretts in 2014 alone. Smoking has been the greatest challenge for me to overcome. I have...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 4

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    I honestly don't and it maybe because I like smoking every once in a while myself. I don't know and I don't really care.
    FreaKxShoW FreaKxShoW 13-15, F Jan 5

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    I survived a whole day without smoking a cigarette which is pretty amazing for me! Attempting to quit is the best feeling ever! Prayers would be nice! Hope everyone is having a...
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F Jan 6

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    😂 lmao... I don't mind it aye! It don't bother me. Idk why people 'HATE' smoking.
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    im on my 4th day and things are looking good i also found an app called smoke free. it helps because it gives you info on how you have benefited from not smoking like how much you...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M Jan 9

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    Cigarettes not weed. So I just went in cold turkey same as last time and it's surprisingly easier then I remember. Anyways I'm really glad that I'm doing this. I know my body will...
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Today has been A month since I quit smoking. A dear EP friend told me about electronic cigarettes, I couldn't have did it without vaping the ecig. And friend support. Its nice to...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Neighbour does it often and I hate his wheezing and how it fills up our bathroom with smoke smell...or when I did the washing yesterday and it hit me. Disgusts me. I don't want...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 14

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    So a few weekends ago my best friends and I were having a girls night. We were listening to music, eating junk food and gossiping! We decided we wanted to add some fun & giggles to...
    ztaurus95 ztaurus95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Started smoking at age 17. Smoked every day, a pack or more some days. I'm 38 and just decided it's time to quit. For 17 days now I have been smoke free. It has been the most...
    kristy1833 kristy1833 31-35 1 Response a week ago

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    I started smoking 3 days ago it isn't like a habit it's once a day...but it's not even a full cig it's a half of one and no one knows about it till now (you guys) I don't plan on...
    lovelydeception lovelydeception 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    That's it, I'm done smoking. I had my moment. It's OVER.
    Firecandy Firecandy 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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