I Quit Smoking

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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
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2015

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jan 14

    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
    9 Responses Jan 6, 2015
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Oct 28, 2014
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    A long time ago....I used to be a social smoker.

    I only smoked on the weekend. Then one day I didn't want to anymore. True story.
    HelloCleo HelloCleo
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 22
    sooz32 sooz32
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 16

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

    After, a month and 18 days,

    I've started smoking again! Yaaaaay! I just don't ******* care anymore.
    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    15 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    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
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    I quit almost 3 weeks ago.

    Right after I found out I was pregnant. The thought of cigarettes makes me physically sick.
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 6

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    Dec 20, 2015

    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
    54 Responses Sep 26, 2006
    TrySN TrySN
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jan 18

    Been almost two months now.

    And I need one today so badly. Feeling the need to release. I know I won't be able to smoke my anxiety or my frustration away, but at least it'd take away my focus from both for a while. But I don't have any stock with me. Which is a good thing, I suppose. Sigh. ;_;
    littlemisslight littlemisslight
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 17

    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
    22-25, F
    19 Responses Mar 23, 2014

    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
    10 Responses May 11, 2013

    I was never the teenager

    who would go up to random persons and ask them for a smoke. when I smoked ciggs I know how expensive they are ,bad the worse part is going cold turkey I have no choice. because not only do I don't want to spend money on it.its just the changed my brand completely
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil
    26-30, F
    Sep 25, 2015

    One month off the cigs

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

    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
    5 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    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

    I pledged to quit on 22nd Dec 2015.

    I did so well until I was out one night (end of January) and there were drinks involved. One of my friends had my favourite cigarettes and I was trying so hard to keep my mind off it. Two hours later, I gave in :( and the funny thing is it didn't feel as good as I remembered it...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 11

    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
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    Twenty years ago I quit smoking

    so I could be smoke free for my about to be born grandson. Yesterday was his twentieth birthday and I haven't had a cigarette in all that time. He told me that he hadn't been aware that I had ever been a smoker. Of course not. He never saw me smoke.
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    4 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    I quite maybe 2 years ago

    if that it was really hard
    deleted deleted
    Mar 11

    36 hours and counting.

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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015
    FruityTwist FruityTwist
    18-21, F
    Dec 19, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jan 18

    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
    3 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    Today is my anniversary!

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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    Sort of i just smoke electronic cigs

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

    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
    4 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 15, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    One week today of no smoking.

    ..the hardest part of the day is the drive home from work. That was my favorite cigarette of the day.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 10

    I've been cigarette free

    for over a year now, but I caved and smoked one today. I've always had severe anxiety and frequent panic attacks. Without insurance, I couldn't get medication, so I started smoking to calm my nerves. My panic attacks got worse once I quit smoking. I was on the verge of having...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 9, 2014

    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
    15 Responses May 31, 2011

    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
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    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
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    I was never really addicted

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

    I quit 2 years ago after 22 years

    and could still light up now 😳
    kalido kalido
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 22

    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

    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
    4 Responses Oct 25, 2015
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