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I Need to Stop Smoking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Feb 8

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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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    I don't know why, I just start crying... crying so hard. I had a great day with my friend today and I was happy. Now I'm in bed and I'm crying. It so weird. Idk why. I become very...
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    There's a girl I talk to, I cant stop thinking about her. I think about her all day and dream about her most nights. When I think about her I get an adrenaline rush, so I have a...
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    Despite it's negative reputation in society, my guilty pleasure of the day is after a long grueling day at work, I come home and I open myself a pack of Marlboro Menthols and just...
    lelonewanderer lelonewanderer 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I feel very strange asking this but it's a last resort. I really want to figure a way to be ok with being single for a long time. Statistically, it's literally impossible for...
    tonib123 tonib123 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm beginning to have heartburns. And my upper back aches sometimes.. It's scary, so, I think it's time to stop. It's expensive anyway.. LOL
    DrmrX0001 DrmrX0001 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really need to vent. I am now 31 weeks pregnant and on my third trimester I have been feeling very nauseus somedays and the heat does not help. Last night I felt very nauseus...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    just had my 40th birthday and I remember always saying that I would quit smoking by the time I was 40. And now 2 weeks past my birthday I still smoke. I've smoked for 33 years now...
    MaxwellHouseMom MaxwellHouseMom 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    *Possible trigger warning- tough subjects* Just because a subject is "difficult" doesn't mean we shouldn't talk about it. Too often, subjects are avoided because they are...
    liv15152 liv15152 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, when I was about 10 my dad got remarried to my now Step-mom, at first she acted like she liked me. She was trying to be my best friend or whatever, but I noticed that she...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've officially been nicotine-free for two weeks! I know the recovery isn't done yet, but during this withdrawal I've realized what a chemical addiction really feels like. I had...
    yopu yopu 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm so attached to you. I'm not going to deny it. And rightfully so. You accompanied me during the best times of my life. You were the very reason I had my first kiss and...
    CeciliaMayeHarte CeciliaMayeHarte 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know it's a bad habit but it's so soothing. plus I have very strong will power so I'm pretty confident I can stop if necessary.
    EarthLorde EarthLorde 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need a cigarette! I'm trying to be a good role model for my children and only smoke when they don't know about it (yes, I'm a closet smoker). And my wife, a non-smoker who I...
    SocialStigma SocialStigma 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It seems like so many of the kids at school think that you have to drink and do drugs in order to have fun. But I know for a fact that this isn't true. You can have plenty of fun...
    iamabigtease iamabigtease 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Falling in love is a long process, at least for me anyways. Feelings change, people change, nothing ever stays the same. But how do you leave the person you love behind? No matter...
    DetachedCitizen DetachedCitizen 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've never had a relationship that lasted more than a month, and now the one I'm in is at 1 1/2 months, almost weekly I have one day where I'm worried crazy that this ones gonna...
    wildmike1998 wildmike1998 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    my fiance used to hold me all the time, he would cuddle w me, just wrap his arms around me for no reason. the last 2 months he just stopped. i ask him to just hug me and he says...
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    30th July 2015 08.33am quitting smoking at the moment, I'm taking champix quit smoking aid and I'm doing really well.. 5 days in and I have to say cigarettes don't taste the same...
    hospitalrooms hospitalrooms 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Deep down I'm not okay, I'm ****** up. I have no hope for myself. I have so much anger in me, having let so many people abuse me or stomp on me. Yet I blamed myself for everyone's...
    oceangirl962001 oceangirl962001 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm told it's bad for me. However, I had a cough that lasted for a week and after I smoked a cigarette, I immediately noticed improvement. Before the cough, I probably smoked once...
    ACuriousAnomaly ACuriousAnomaly 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Who can say they don't miss smoking on the toilet
    grem21 grem21 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've never understood why people were repulsed by the smell of cigarette smoke. Like most other parents, mine informed me of the dangers of smoking at a very young age. However, it...
    Rhinestoneyes Rhinestoneyes 16-17 2 Responses a week ago

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    smoking weed for the first time was at the sweet age of 13 on the couch with my friends mom. I understand your outlook if you think "omg marijuana and parents wtf" but then again...
    blazinbree blazinbree 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Smoking weed is a major cause of schizophrenia
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    I need to stop looking for posts about Priests and Religion on sites that are as open as this one. Because looking at posts against the said topics upsets me but I don't want to...
    servantleader servantleader 22-25, F Jul 27

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