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I Quit Smoking

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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. Thank God.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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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 are going better than I thought, im going to start walking more, going to the gym. and focus on all the money's i'll save and...
    Tomstevo Tomstevo 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Feb 27

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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 Apr 10

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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 this stage even the comon cold can take my life! As young as I am there is so much I can not do and so much I will never be...
    SingleAlaskanMan SingleAlaskanMan 51-55, M 10 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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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 priority right now for me is to not smoke no matter what happens and do anything to stay away from nicotine. Health Is Wealth.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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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 quitting attempt occurred 5 years ago. I went to a clinic, they tied something on my body and gave the reverse signals that I take from...
    deik deik 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

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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 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't want to smoke and he agreed and we talked about it and both just decided not to. The first 7 days were pretty rough but if you...
    BelieverinBlessings BelieverinBlessings 18-21, F Sep 8, 2012

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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. 1) read how your body heals, day by day, after you quit. It gives you an idea of the progress you're making, regardless if you notice...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 12

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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 quit quitting. I am 26 years old but feels like 45 years old physically because i am not a normal smoker i am a chain...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 21 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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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 ECG/EKG im fine ,but he said to be on the safe side i should get an ETT(exercise tolerance test) and an ECHO(heart ultrasound) tomorrow...
    DurweshNaeem DurweshNaeem 22-25, M Mar 31

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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 not to smoke.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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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. I was so disgusted with myself that I wore a nicotine patch for a few days. I have to constantly watch videos or read...
    ksbonneau ksbonneau 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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 and courage to stay away from nicotine one day at a time and please be with me god. I love you i love us.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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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 black stuff and my nose is all stuffed up. I think it's ironic that you get the smoker's cough AFTER quitting...
    elkclan elkclan 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    Tomorrow I Change My Life.

    I am quitting smoking tomorrow. I have tried many times and not succeeded but I have always felt I lacked support. This time I am hoping to connect with people who might understand and perhaps together we can help each other to be free. :-)
    Spydra Spydra 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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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 for anyone but yourself, or you'll never stick to it. It are really truly done with cigarettes, you will find a way to get past it. Good luck...
    cinnamonK cinnamonK 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2007

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    It's been two years today.

    I feel so much better physically, but I can't say I don't miss it. Even realizing that two years has passed is making me crave the feel of pulling that little plastic *****, and then crumpling up the cellophane. The pull and sudden release of those little foil tabs. The smell...
    howie79 howie79 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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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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    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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    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 that I don't have. Tired. Mouth is dry. Some foods don't seem very appealing. I'm looking forward to breathing fresh air from the...
    Pinkdreamsw8 Pinkdreamsw8 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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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, no patches or anything. I thought I would go crazy. Hospital staff were not very understanding either, I might add...
    kittykatpurr1965 kittykatpurr1965 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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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 15 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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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 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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    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 one the next day later. For many years, I have been smoking on or off at most 2 cigarettes at a time. For a long time...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    After 7 months of struggle staying clean,

    I finally gave in, to that husky voice of temptation asking me to smoke again, to that delicate cylinder container that housed a dose of that deceptively nice and tightly pressed poison. Hell, the sensations, the feather weight touch of cigarette on my lips, the flick of the...
    SinisterSmile SinisterSmile 22-25 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 8 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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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 late and my case is very severe. Back on the 25th of March, I went to the hospital with complaints of  pain and...
    MBax64 MBax64 41-45, M 3 Responses May 17, 2010

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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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    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 chore... I've gotten my life back, I'll never submit to a cigarette again...
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    stephen29464 stephen29464 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22

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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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    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 everyday to cover up the smell of smoke. Its only been six hours so far, but I really want to do this.
    CinnamonCandy CinnamonCandy 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Today marks 1 month cigarette free!

    !! I had a 17 year habit...
    2focus38 2focus38 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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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 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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    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 morning cigs are the hardest. Im using one of the ecigs at the moment, although i dont really like them. Id rather be using my nicorette...
    AlbieAngel AlbieAngel 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 5

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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 chilling. Won a football match against my cousin 4-0 yeahhhh i am performai good in everything. No nicotine today One day at a time One moment...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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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 at least that prolong to fever and high temperature. When I go to the doc I am prescribed with antibiotic. So I kind of take...
    Tommtomy Tommtomy 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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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 21-25, F 15 Responses Dec 12, 2006

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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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    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. At first , I brushed it off on just liking the early hours of the day but as time went on , I could tell...
    54poncho 54poncho 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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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 2 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    I Did Not Quit For Myself.

    Believe me, I had no intentions of quitting. It had become such a hard habit to break that I thought nothing could ever make me quit, never ever (*insert evil laugh). Until... I saw two little pink lines on that test. But it wasn't then that I quit entirely (I relied on...
    lovekiersten lovekiersten 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2011

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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 looked ugly. I couldn't help but think, what a disgusting habit. I hope I keep that frame of mind. I don't want to ever smoke again. I spent...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days 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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    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 6 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    jasonmadison jasonmadison 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 19

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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 making me do everything i am doing here on this beautiful place called Earth including quitting nicotine. Nothing is more powerful...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 10

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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 get better with time - I am at the stage now where it feels like history although I worshipped the damn cigs on a bad day I could smoke 4...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M 7 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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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 breathing and I took that opportunity to finally quit. So I went out, bought a pack of cigarettes, a vape pen, a big bag of sunflower seeds. Each day I...
    Santos21 Santos21 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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