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I Quit Smoking

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    I hated smoking yesterday,

    so I gave up today. Suddenly, I enjoy smoking. I'm building a strong case which is purely based on addiction leading towards going shop to buy a pack. I KNOW I will regret it as soon as I light up, but the brief satisfaction is so tempting!
    TrySN TrySN 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    I started smoking when I was 19 years old.

    I would smoke with my mom, she'd buy herself a pack and get one for me too. When I was little I would watch my mom and even light her cigarettes. I would get the candy cigarettes and think I was bad, Lol. But last month I didn't touched a cowboy killer in two weeks. I'm still...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    It's been half a month

    since I stopped smoking. I'm not going to depend on patches or e-cigs (can't afford them anyway). I just feel so stressed and anxious :( I wonder if it's easier if I smoke again, but keep it to like, 3-5 cigs a day...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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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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    3 months & starting to lose track of how long.

    I've put on 4kg & some of my clothes don't fit anymore so that's the only thing that sucks. I've been hooked on the cancer sticks since I was 14 & I'm now 39. Yes my lungs needed a rest & I was struggling through my intense training sessions in jiu jitsu & boxing. Nice not...
    jazzie1976 jazzie1976 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    I was about 20. My friend died

    and I knew I was smoking too much ... and drinking too much. I just decided to stop - kept a half empty packet in my pocket for 3 weeks then another friend noticed I wasn't and I gave them to him. Apart from a couple when very drunk on my 21st birthday never smoked again. Now...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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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 7 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    I don't smoke never have

    but I need some tools! My boyfriend is taking chantix and quoting smoking. He's been a smoker for 21 years. Recently would smoke a pack and a half to a pack a day. He's been on it for almost 2 weeks and today only smoked 1 cigarette so he is doing great! But his moods are...
    ImThePlusOne ImThePlusOne 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    Sort of i just smoke electronic cigs

    now I use the flavored oils without nicotine
    GoldenTigerSpirit GoldenTigerSpirit 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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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 3 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    Well, the last time I had a stick was 22nd Dec

    2015. It's the new year so I decided to quit. Last night, I had a dream about someone offering me a cigarette. And I took it and smoked it. I woke up feeling a little worried that I might be tempted to light one up. Though I didn't have any cigarettes left, I knew the friends I...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 14

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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 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    I was never really addicted

    but I had one cigarette. I quit while I was ahead.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I quit 2 years ago after 22 years

    and could still light up now 😳
    kalido kalido 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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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 3 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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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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    Damn, its been soooooooooo long

    that I lost count. Phew, from a pack a day (mostly) to like ZERO, I Pat myself on the back lol, coz if you were anything like me a few years back, you'd probably know how fvcking annoying it gets when you wanna stop it, for whatever reason. I hate the fvcking smell of it...
    slipdasystem slipdasystem 18-21, M Oct 2, 2015

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    Last night.. I am a little worried,

    because I dont really feel like I want to.. and that is an important thing.. I kinda just Want more!, part of me feels.. But!.. Feck.. that should really be a sign that I am addicted then. There wont ever really be a good time to quit... I know from my experiences that if i...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 16

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    36 hours and counting.

    This isn't as bad as I thought it would be.
    mouse0283 mouse0283 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2015

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    Today is day 19 without a cigarette.

    .. I starting vaping, at lest I'm not getting all the tar & junk, just the nicotine & a better flavor & it doesn't stink!!! I'm pretty proud of myself.
    Baer2113 Baer2113 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 10 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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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, 2015

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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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    FruityTwist FruityTwist 18-21, F Dec 19, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 10 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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    One month off the cigs

    and I still have a cold
    TrySN TrySN 26-30, M Jan 30

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    I miss smoking. Miss it with my morning coffee,

    a glass of wine, after a good meal. I have hardly set foot in my backyard in a month- it was my smoking haven.
    sooz32 sooz32 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    TrySN TrySN 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 18

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    It will be 5weeks tomorrow

    since I have quit smoking. The last time I quit was for over 2months,until a tragedy occured in my life. But now I vape!
    Nyqueal Nyqueal 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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    It's been years since I quit smoking.

    I thought this article is interesting. http://theunboundedspirit.com/lime-juice-and-8-other-natural-ways-to-quit-smoking/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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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 56 Responses Sep 26, 2006

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    I have been a nonsmoker

    for a week! Hoping I can kick this nasty habit for good...
    Erasethetape Erasethetape 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    Today is my first day quiting smoking.

    . now I smoked 3 cigs today but that's a hell of an improvement from 1-2 packs very stressed feel like I've lost a friend.. after everything I usually lite a cig now I just feel lost. hoping I can kick the habit eventually cut out the 3 I'm smoking a day.
    hiddenuser187 hiddenuser187 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    It was dec 2013 when i smoked my last.

    in last two yeare i never missed it except for few occasions. But i controlled that well and now today i dont even think of touching any smoke again. I learned swimming , finished two half marathons and never felt exhasted too early or lack of stamina as i did earlier. I have...
    sithlord12 sithlord12 26-30, M Dec 20, 2015

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    sooz32 sooz32 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 16

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    untamablekitty untamablekitty 31-35, F 10 Responses Apr 16, 2015

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    Today is my anniversary!

    !! I quit smoking 6 years ago today!! Wooooo Hooooo!!!!! Praising and thanking God!!
    Galaxy92 Galaxy92 46-50, F 20 Responses May 6, 2014

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    Cigarettes made me feel like I was always out

    of breath, but they also helped me to relax when dealing with my anxiety and panic attacks. They got me in trouble so many times in high school, but they also helped me to socialize. I quit but miss them sooooo much.
    BlueJinx BlueJinx 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    My anxiety level is at a 10 right now

    and all I want is a cigarette. Ugh. I wish I had a sponsor I could call whenever I get this feeling. Having someone to talk me out of it would be incredibly helpful.
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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