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I Quit Smoking

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    I quit about a month ago before I went on vaca.. I feel great.. Cigarettes don't control me anymore.. Of course I'm craving them like mad! I'm very proud of myself :)
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 23 Responses Mar 23

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    It's been a year since I quit smoking which I finally succeeded my third time..third times a charm right? Lol
    deven38 deven38 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I Quit Smoking 34 Days Ago!!!!! - On me and my Hubby's 2 year Anniversary I decided I wanted to quit smoking. I didn't really do it publically though I just kind of told him I didn...
    BelieverinBlessings BelieverinBlessings 18-21, F Sep 8, 2012

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    I'm A Quitter. - It's been over 6 months and I'm feeling very strong about it. I've smoked since I was about 16. I'm 26. I've quit a few times, actually. Once for over two years. I...
    ObliviousPunk ObliviousPunk 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Hello , I started smoking when i was 16 ,last Wednesday i just suddenly stop smoking because I started having these slight chest pains, so I saw a cardiologist i had an...
    DurweshNaeem DurweshNaeem 22-25, M Mar 31

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    On My 3rd Day - I quit smoking on Sunday- it is now Tuesday. I drove to work this morning with an unlit cigarette in my mouth and the window cracked. My favorite morning activity...
    sierrasunshine sierrasunshine 21-25, F 15 Responses Dec 12, 2006

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    An Easy Recipe For Quitting Smoking - I'm not a licensed physician and  I will not be held liable for anything written here, and by choosing to  continue to read this you...
    truegritrecords truegritrecords 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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    8 Years, 6 Months and 4 Days Since My Last - cigarette!! I still have cravings occasionally, but I'm still really proud and happy that I quit. Lesson I learned - you can't quit...
    cinnamonK cinnamonK 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2007

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    I am very very happy that i have not been smoking for the past 17 days. I smoked for 20 years.
    nairrahul nairrahul 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I again smoked despite being so positive that i will quit. I am powerless over nicotine it had made my life unmanageable and i cant quit on my own.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I started smoking in high school. Been smoking a pack a day since then. I quit smoking in less than a couple of weeks, with some ease. This is how I did it and it worked for me...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    I quit smoking but now I'm stressed and am craving one!
    jasonmadison jasonmadison 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    In two days, i will have not taken a drag of a cigarette for a whole year. I NEVER thought i would be able to quit.
    dylanzenders dylanzenders 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    I quit smoking a couple weeks ago I read Allen carrs easy way to quit smoking and it worked for me I'm so happy and proud of myself and have so much more energy!
    Jadeygirl88 Jadeygirl88 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    From today no more smoking for me. I have been smoking for almost 10 years now. But every now and then I get throat infection and short of breath symptoms, not real asthma for now...
    Tommtomy Tommtomy 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I am lying on my bed as i have just woek up 15 minutes ago. Again its Day 1 of quitting smoking as i know one thing which i have learned in Nicotine Anonymous meeting that never...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    It's Great to Be Free - I smoked my last cig July 22, 2002. The freedom of being a non-smoker is wonderful. No longer am I under nicotine's deadly thumb!
    fabscorp fabscorp 46-50, F 1 Response May 30, 2007

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    Quitting Smoking. - I have been quit since 2002, it was the hardest thing I ever did. I got pneumonia though and I couldn't breathe. So there I was in the hospital and it was awful...
    kittykatpurr1965 kittykatpurr1965 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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    400 and something days ago! After being a slave so long!
    Bradshaw111 Bradshaw111 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    10 Days Smoke Free! - I have to admit this is a LOT easier than I thought it would be. Now it's almost like I can't even remember my life as a smoker. I still get cravings but...
    MM2XM MM2XM 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Today. - I am sick and tired of coughing constantly, my house smelling like smoke, and my husband not wanting to kiss me. I also douse myself with perfume right before work...
    CinnamonCandy CinnamonCandy 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Quit Smoking Day 5 : Just Woke Up and feeling so lazy. One thing know i have learnt in the past 1 year and 9 months of teyjng to quit smoking and failing every time that the only...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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    On the vape, 48 hours tobacco free. Oddly, my lungs feel worse atm
    papajon papajon 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I'm Still Alive! - Hello My Name is Mitchell, I just found out back in March that I have Emphysema, a irreversible degenerative condition. Unfortunately I found out a little...
    MBax64 MBax64 41-45, M 3 Responses May 17, 2010

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    Day 1 - Today is my first smoke free day in years. I decided that it is time to quit. The morning did not start off the greatest, because I awoke to the smell of cigarette smoke...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    3 Days smoke free & counting! Symptoms that I have from quitting smoking: Anxiousness. I feel warm off & on. Headaches off & on. My mind wants to reach for a pack of cigarettes...
    Pinkdreamsw8 Pinkdreamsw8 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Well Worth It -      I began my smoking in 2002, when I was 18 years old, in college, out of curiosity, when I had my first cigarette. I never got sick of it and had another...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    Day 6 : I am going out to spend night with two of my friends who drinks and smokes and unknown fears are coming in my mind that what i smoked cigaratte. God please give me strength...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I quit smoking, for the umpteenth time, last June. I used to crave cigarettes. I saw two girls outside of Einstein's bagels yesterday; they were smoking. At that moment it...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Day 6 : Came back from a dinner. Ate like a horse, enjoyed like a kid, felt like smoking but didnt gave it a thought and moved on. Right now on bed feeling sleepy. It feels good...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M a week ago

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    7 days and no smoking woohoooooo Go Meeeeeee lol
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Feb 27

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    Day 5 : Afternoon : Went to the gym had an amazing cardio session thank god i am not smoking and using nicotine in any form. Came back watched a movie named white house down and...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M a week ago

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    Finally I Quit Smoking Today... I would not like to use the word "again" this time because now i have experienced that i am not doing anything its My God My Higher Power that is...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    What's That Smell?? - After smoking for 25 of my 42 years of age. I now know what things smell like. And I'm not all together sure that is a good thing! Being a smoker, I knew I...
    Sheena Sheena 41-45, F 55 Responses Sep 26, 2006

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    I have been smoking for almost 10 years. I tried to quit several times, but did not stand more than 3 months. It is very hard to quit, you have to be very patient. My first serious...
    deik deik 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Again - I've quit smoking many times. It's just like the old joke. But I've quit again recently, a little over a week ago. The withdrawal is hitting me bad. I'm coughing up the...
    elkclan elkclan 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    Playing football with my cousin sheel.. And the score is 4-0. One more match to go. God give me strength to give my best. I am enjoying even little things after quitting nicotine...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M a week ago

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    I Hope It'S Not Too Late. - It's disgusting. I started smoking when I was about the same size as a cigarette. I was eight years old, and the kid down the road convinced me to smoke...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 11 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Quittin Poem - Imma quitter quitter,Them cigarettes areDown the ******* And I don't dareTo reach down there!I no longer smell but I can smellI can taste when I tasteI could run...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 16 Responses May 31, 2011

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    Hey everyone, Today is my first day, and although i am supposed to be smoke free, i did smoke a couple this morning but none since. I only smoked a couple this morning because my...
    AlbieAngel AlbieAngel 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 5

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    I quit smoking! I smoked for nine years. I have been nicotine-free for 24 months. I'm really proud of myself.
    LB1911 LB1911 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    Feel Happy - i used to smoke. but realised how dangerous it was when one of my friend was diagnosed with lung cancer because of smoking thankfully he survived it was like a miracle...
    gtavice gtavice 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    Might Try And Dispel A Myth To Give Incentive - it's been five years since I quit smoking not a puff since do not even feel like one the thought makes me sick the money spent makes...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M Oct 5, 2013

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    About 6 months ago my grandma died of cancer. And on her death bed she made all of us promise to stop smoking. Last month, I got really sick and was having a lot of trouble...
    Santos21 Santos21 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I quit smoking Feb. 8, 2014. After several attempts in the past to kick the habit, I pray to GOD this is it! I slipped up once since I quit and smoke four cigarettes in one day...
    ksbonneau ksbonneau 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    July Will Be Five Years Of Quitting - I quit back in 2008 and I haven't smoked since it was tough but my advice to others is if you get through the initial hell and torture it does...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M 7 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    I Am to Young to Die! - I am a 53 year old single dad of a 16 year old girl in the end game stage of emphysema and COPD, if I am part of the 50 % I can live another 5 years, at...
    SingleAlaskanMan SingleAlaskanMan 51-55, M 10 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    since i did, i started sneezing and coughing pretty much the whole time. my chest hurts real bad.. its like hell
    bbing bbing 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    GASP! - Just recently, I HAD to quit smoking. Here's why.  For a period of about 2 or 3 months I would wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to go back to sleep...
    54poncho 54poncho 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    Done =D - I smoked my last cig 20 weeks ago today. Thats the longest time Ive stopped since I started smoking at 13.... and I love it =D I used to smoke almost 2 packs a day...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 26-30, F 21 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    I went from a pack a day to cold turkey. finally I'm done with that nasty habit! 7 months and it feels so good to breathe, I can run again, exercising doesn't feel so much like a...
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I Quit Smoking 5 Days Ago - I quit smoking cold turky 5 days ago, I'm chewing gum, drinking calming tea and taking saint john's wort to try and help with the withdrawl. So things...
    Tomstevo Tomstevo 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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