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I Quit Smoking

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    One week without them,

    I really feel reborned.Food and drinks got a taste and I feel like a have a nose again.I still don't know what to do with my hands though,getting tempted in stressful situations.Also,feels awkward when on a brake at job and do...nothing while others smoke.Hope I can make it thru...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 3 Responses May 8

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    That's true!! It took me forever,

    but ice finally quit!! Feels great, I have no urge to smoke anymore(: But I still need another form of stress relief :c
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 7 Responses Feb 16

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    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 11 Responses Apr 16

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    Quittin Poem

    Imma quitter quitter,Them cigarettes areDown the *******Β And I don't dareTo reach down there!I no longer smell but I can smellI can taste when I tasteI could run and not hack up a lungMy teeth are gittin whiterMy finger stains are goneAnd my wallet is gittin fatterNow that my...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 16 Responses May 31, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jun 22

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    Dude I'm not nauseas anymore thanks to hot

    pockets but in the meantime **** smoking 😝
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    Today is my 1 year anniversary of quitting the

    most disgusting habit I had the misfortune of picking up. I look healthier, I feel healthier, I don't crave cigarettes, even when having a sneaky beer, or 15, and best of all I have saved Β£2,550. Couldn't be happier.
    HmmLife HmmLife 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 5

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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 19 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    I haven't smoked in a little over 4 months.

    . The temptations been getting worse everyday. Especially now that I'm working again. I'm so used to having a smoke during break an relieving some stress. I'm so tempted to take a drag.. I feel guilty so easily though. Gah. I've been using an electronic cig it's not the same...
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    Yes, I picked up this habit

    that was horrible to my body. After a few years It became a love/hate relationship. I really didn't "like" smoking per say but I became a stress smoker...and I have a lot of stress in my life...it didn't agree with me....I kept headaches more so than before and woke myself up...
    InquisitiveFascination InquisitiveFascination 41-45, F 4 Responses May 15, 2014

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    It's been 3 weeks today.

    Feeling great. Barely have any cravings besides when I drink. I no longer feel the need to smoke when I do things that I used to associate smoking with, I've officially broke those habits and I am so happy. There's more good days than hard days. My mom still smokes so once in a...
    leexox leexox 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    That's it. Starting today I officially quit

    smoking, it's having too much of an impact on my boxing. I'm done.
    Flawlless Flawlless 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    It has been about a year

    since my last cigarette. While the struggle has gotten easier, the urge never really seems to go away. The good news is most of my friends also quit smoking, so the temptation isn't as strong.
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I invited her in, I brought her to my lips How

    could I know she would be so hard to quit I fell for her hard, in a troubled time of need Her promise so enticing, brought me to my knees She bribed me with her potion, her alluring claim of bliss Soon I was trapped, how could it come to this I breathed in her poison, I felt...
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 28

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    Today is my three year anniversary!

    I had smoked for twenty years and was able to quit on the fourth try. It's was scary and sucked for a few months, but now I'm so happy. Yay, me! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽΆ
    JARSMS JARSMS 36-40, F 4 Responses May 9, 2014

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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... thats a hell of a lot of c rap that was going into me *vom* but now Im feeling great I dont stink nor does my...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 26-30, F 24 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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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 couldn't really smell cigarettes, but I thought everything else was basically the same for some reason. Now after a few...
    Sheena Sheena 41-45, F 55 Responses Sep 26, 2006

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    Ok, I'm setting a quit date on July 1st.

    My major plan is buying that nicotine gum they sell next to the cigarettes. I'll only chew the gum outside like when I smoke....I hope this method works
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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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 cleaner. My best friend called me a "freak of nature" cause I am able to just quit doing things very easily when I am done with it...
    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I started when I was 12 (!

    ) and I quit shortly after I got engaged. There was just no need for it anymore. It made me feel nice on the inside sure, but now I have a person that can give me that feeling. Sometimes I miss smoking, but usually I'm glad I quit. It's a nasty habit that can grab you by the...
    Opera37927 Opera37927 26-30, F Jul 13

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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 guess you could say I was an on and off smoker, sometimes smoking heavily for months, sometimes only two or three a...
    ObliviousPunk ObliviousPunk 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    It's only been 9 days.

    . The first few days went by so fast but the last few days have been really hard. I've been smoking since I was 18 and I smoked about a pack a week, so not that bad. I'm 22 now and I wanted to make a change. It's hard, but I think I can do it. I stopped cold turkey; my family...
    leexox leexox 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I have been a nonsmoker

    for a week! Hoping I can kick this nasty habit for good...
    Erasethetape Erasethetape 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 18

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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 of your shackles, Mr. Cigarette! It's so nice not to NEED to spend money on them, or NEED to go outside in the middle of winter for a...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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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 acknowledge that you will take no action against me. My formula: Find a replacement substance for nicotine, one that you won't...
    truegritrecords truegritrecords 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 10, 2007

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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 a cigarette that he had stolen from his dad. I didn't have a coughing fit or get sick, instead I felt all tingly and buzzed. I...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 11 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Me too for a hair over one month now,

    I dont think I'll go back, this is the SECOND time I've quit, I dont want to try a third time, I'm grateful my cravings have gone ( with the help of Nicorette/Thrive gum )
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 11

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I quit again. Hopefully

    for good this time. I like smoking but I like cross country more and the two don't go together.
    Lilyflower00 Lilyflower00 13-15, F Jul 2

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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, which didn't help. My husband lit up in our bedroom right next to me. I reminded him that I was quiting and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    I quit smoking one year

    and nine months ago. Even though in 3 months I will have 2 years under my belt, I live in constant fear of relapse. I know it is my decision whether or not I start smoking again, but I have a pretty severe anxiety disorder and I obsess about smoking, disease from smoking, and...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Today is one month cigarette free!

    It's not merely as long as other people but it's the most I've went without cigarettes since I've started smoking. Seriously though, I miss smoking. I miss smoking when I wake up, when I eat, when I have a beer, before I shower, before I sleep, before class, after class, and...
    leexox leexox 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I've been done with it

    for a few months now. You've actually got to be an idiot if you can clearly see the effects smoking has on basically everything but do it anyway. I was stupid for even starting.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8

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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 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    I bought the vaporizer

    and I don't know what happened but the same nausea I had from a cigar last year I got tonight. I threw the vaporizer and cigarettes out. Thank god but also ugh
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    I quit smoking a year about ago.

    Seeing your dad die of lung cancer and your mother put on oxygen because of smoking makes you realize you had to quit. I quit smoking buy switching to dipping but atleast my lungs won't be any further damaged. I'll be trying to quit that to soon.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's been like three months

    since I quit smoking. I no longer have cravings. I feel as if I have done a great service to my health by quiting!
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16

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    I smoked for about 6 years.

    Hated it most of the time but I live with a smoker so quitting has always been hard. But I quit cold turkey and today is day 33 that I've been quit!
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 9

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    I was smoking cigarettes

    when i was in High School, i always thought it was cool back there ha ha ha...
    SitiAmeliaPuteri91 SitiAmeliaPuteri91 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    it's been 40 days or

    so since the last ciggarate.. i feel great but still have a little of cravings, I did it cold turkey.I hope I could keep going this way.
    mofeed mofeed 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    God I miss it. It's been a couple months

    though. all done with it
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Today, I'm quit smoking!

    !! I use nicotine lozenge.
    trisshy trisshy 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 11 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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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... food tastes better now... And once I really decided I wanted to quit, it wasn't that difficult. I'm glad I quit. :)
    lostinmyownhome lostinmyownhome 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 28

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    I want one I quit for almost 6months.

    I bought a pack but did not open. just so much stress right now
    wolfeeegirl wolfeeegirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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.it's not that easy but if you tried you can get over smoking
    gtavice gtavice 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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