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I Quit Smoking

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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!
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M May 16

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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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    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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    I quit tobacco about 18 months ago.

    I do not intend to quit cannabis. I'm not sure the three of us in this household could have quit smoking together without cannabis. It certainly wasn't an easy thing to do, but knowing your roommates are going through the same tobacco withdrawals definitely helps.
    w92781 w92781 31-35, M Jul 2

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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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    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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    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 is the 30 minute drive to work- me and my cigarette... the cool air, the radio, not a care in the world. I felt lost...
    sierrasunshine sierrasunshine 18-21, F 15 Responses Dec 12, 2006

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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 quit 1 year and 2 months ago.

    During that period, I got pregnant, had our son, and now I will never look back.
    MissPandpet MissPandpet 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    All I ever knew was smoking,

    since I was raised by a smoker and I started myself when I was 12 years old. Back then, people didn't care about smoking around kids. It was the time when photographs happily depicted a proud grandma/grandpa with a baby on their lap and a ciggy dangling from their lips. That was...
    SicklySweetOne SicklySweetOne 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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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 maybe 1 a day that lasts for 5-10 minutes and usually when it happens I get up and start doing stuff to keep myself busy...
    MM2XM MM2XM 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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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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    I did 1 month ago but I really miss it,

    I still have a pack I never through away, I might think about lighting another. I wake up and feel aches and never feel awake. The reason I quit was that it was breaking down my body, everything getting saggy. What should I do?
    rennedawson rennedawson 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I quit! It's been 1 year,

    1 month, 19 days, 21 hours and 2 minutes since my last cigarette, I have not smoked 8,317 cigarettes and 66.5403 g of tar.
    rashedv rashedv 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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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 7 Responses Mar 28

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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 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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    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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    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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    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 12 Responses Apr 16

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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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    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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    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 22

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    I've been on it for about 5 months,

    barely finished 7 packs. Decided to stop at last, been a month clean now.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 7 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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 the dreaded ex-smoker that preaches to smokers about the hazards of smoking or advising them on when they should quit, or about how they should...
    lost12345 lost12345 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 6

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    I quit 2 years ago and I still crave cigarettes

    every single day. It's so hard not to go back. Especially if I'm upset or if I drink (which I also cut back on for this specific reason.) One of the things I miss most about it is the hours I'd spend sitting under the stars with a cigarette just contemplating life. I think I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 16

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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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    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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    Today, I'm quit smoking!

    !! I use nicotine lozenge.
    trisshy trisshy 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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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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    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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    grem21 grem21 18-21, M 3 days ago

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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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    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'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.
    svthor svthor 18-21, M Jul 8

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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 3 Responses Jul 1

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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 25 Respo