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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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    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 22-25, M May 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm 43 and I can't seem to find the will to stop smoking. Now I wake up coughing.
    Aquena Aquena 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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    and I love that about my super-strong, excellent addiction. And I don't want to. And I will never stop.
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M Oct 19

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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 3 Responses Oct 5

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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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    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 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    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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    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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    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 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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    totally. heavily. a lot. with other things that smoke. with other people who also love smoking a lot. and never going to stop. heart if you do too.
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I just can't understand what's going on at the moment. My boyfriend cheated and beat me and just generally abused me. We was together 15 years, it's only the last year that he's...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 16

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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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    i have always interested by smoking since im little and i seen my mom smoking but i have start lately : try at 1, regularly when i have met my exwife; she had started at 10, was...
    antoon antoon 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 5

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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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    Smoking is wonderful. I love everything about smoking. It feels so good. I used to watch the pleasure and satisfaction that others got from smoking. Now I get it enjoy it too...
    kevin908 kevin908 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 18

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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 3 days ago

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    My bf and I have been having problems for a while. I've tried to stick it out and work through things, especially since we just had a baby. Today I found out he's been smoking...
    lildiva89 lildiva89 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 21

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

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    ... and I totally love it. are you? please join our new group here if you too are a heavy smoker and are strongly pro-smoking. also, please invite friends who you are confident are...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    I had stop but started again my go to are Studio's King Size 25 pack menthol i like the taste a pack lst me a month or more its on occasion only
    HIghheels24 HIghheels24 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    i need help trying to quit smoking. does anyone of and tips that have helped them ?
    iankrakewski iankrakewski 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Father vs. Stepfather and Mother...we've all failed our sons. I've only ever wanted to be a good mom and raise a happy little family in a cute little house with a white picket...
    Oneluckygirl Oneluckygirl 31-35, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I've been working really hard this semester. I wish I could work harder, but I already miss a lot of sleep and I need to have a little time to be with some friends. I just took an...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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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    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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    Alright, perhaps not everything. But it is near that point. I wonder if one could swim and smoke at the same time, Hah!. I also wonder how everybody is doing things without...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 5

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