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    so today is day 22 of no smoking.

    I've been using champix and god it makes me feel ill lol. haven't killed anyone yet so its lookin good. ive been a heavy smoker for 15 years, and this is my 3rd attempt so third times a charm (or so someone says :/ ) I had birthday drinks in the weekend and had a few sneaky...
    briddgy briddgy 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 3

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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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    Today is my anniversary!

    !! I quit smoking 6 years ago today!! Wooooo Hooooo!!!!! Praising and thanking God!!
    Galaxy92 Galaxy92 41-45, F 24 Responses May 6, 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 15 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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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 20 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    I have managed a whole week already!

    So v v shocked altho the cravings are beginning increase now I'm feeling much better after my scare recently:0
    LATEENO79 LATEENO79 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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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    I stopped smoking years ago.

    But about 2 months ago I started getting cravings again. I've taken to drowning my system in other stimulants to forget the cravings.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Finally decided to give it another try.

    I'm on the patch this time. I figured something out, though. I hate the way I feel when I smoke. I don't know if I hate it as intensely as withdrawal (who can hate anything that much), but it makes me feel horrible to smoke. I just want to feel normal again.
    HectorSavage HectorSavage 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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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
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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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 7 Responses Jan 23

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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 started smoking, believe it

    or not, at age 7, as in, 07. I didnt start its habitual use until maybe 13. at 14 I began chewing tobacco and onto dipping (skoal first then switched to copenhagen). I'd had enough of all that stuff while in the US ARMY, at age 20. when I quit, I just quit. the first couple...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    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 4 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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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 9 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    and... man... I really want one right now.

    Just a little break from my computer and chance to look up at the stars.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Requesting Chantix

    Tomorrow I have a checkup at the Dr's, where I know I'll get lectured about smoking...yet again. A few months ago when I went I talked to her about possibly having her office start acupuncture on me to try it. Only problem with that is of course insurance won't cover it and we're...
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    That's right. 4 days ago I smoked my last

    cigarette. I started smoking when I was 14 so 21 years is long enough to be addicted. I actually quit a lot times before but most of the times I couldn't quit longer than a day. My two quitting records are 6 and 11 months. And now I'm ready to live the rest of my life smoke-free...
    Marsje Marsje 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    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 quit smoking 48 hours ago

    and am bracing myself for the horrors of day three. I might go and hide in a cave for a few weeks :)
    GBMUM GBMUM 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Ii didnt know where else to post

    but man life is boring without a cigarette, im in need of one right now :), sorry for those who thought i would write something like i quit smoking and feel great or i quit smoking and havnt looked back, its been 2.5 days without a cigarette except i asked 2 people and got one...
    everycolour101 everycolour101 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 6

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    Started smoking at age 17.

    Smoked every day, a pack or more some days. I'm 38 and just decided it's time to quit. For 17 days now I have been smoke free. It has been the most difficult thing I have ever had to do. Some days I believe I can't continue this task. So far so good though.
    kristy1833 kristy1833 31-35 2 Responses Jan 17

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    its day one of my partner quitting smoking.

    I've only been cussed out twice so far. . ..I think we are gonna make it
    ericaswife11 ericaswife11 26-30, F Mar 11

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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

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    everycolour101 everycolour101 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 19

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    im on my 4th day and have learnt a few tricks

    when the enemy (cravings) attacks. 20 Press Ups!
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M Jan 9

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    Some of you may have already seen I have been

    smoke free 18 days now. My mother decided to take this journey with me. She started smoking when she was 14 yrs old. So she's been smoking for 45 yrs. My mother has had few symptoms pop up since quitting. Some of which I haven't experienced myself. She is now concerned that...
    kristy1833 kristy1833 31-35 1 Response Jan 18

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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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    Cigarettes not weed. So I just went in cold

    turkey same as last time and it's surprisingly easier then I remember. Anyways I'm really glad that I'm doing this. I know my body will thank me.. Watch, smoking was supposed to kill me and now I'm going to get hit by a car. It'd be just my luck.
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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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 5 Responses May 9, 2014

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    It's been 5 1/2 months

    and I don't really crave anymore. I have recently regained my sense of smell somewhat, and I just can't stand the smell of smoke anymore. It's too strong...it's funny looking back at the time when I loved the smell and my nose was numb to it.
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I am on a path that is untraveled

    and unfamiliar. I have always traded that in for the familiarity of a cigarette. I no longer can keep up with the love affair of smoking. I need to think about my health, no one else will. Right now I would sum up my cravings and withdraws as lost time, time that I can spend...
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 13 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

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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 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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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 6 Responses Jan 28

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    it's been over 7months of not smoking

    after 8 years of smoking. but at night time when I'm alone with my thoughts all I want to do is smoke for some reason I feel like it would make me feel better even though I know smoking wouldn't change the way I'm feeling.
    DizziMayy DizziMayy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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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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    2 weeks already But I'm not going to keep

    posting each week for long to tell everyone I've still quit:0
    LATEENO79 LATEENO79 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 9

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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 4 Responses Oct 24, 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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    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