I Stopped Smoking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    I Quit!

    After years of smoking cigarettes, quitting without really wanting to and smoking again, I have stopped but this time I really wanted to quit.  The new doctor-prescribed Chantix is miraculous, as it allowed me to smoke a bit until I was really ready to stop.  I feel...
    pezzerific pezzerific
    51-55, M
    Feb 3, 2009

    It's Easy To Stop Smoking.

    I stopped smoking today with no problems. I also stopped yesterday too, and the day before that....and the one before that...
    ChristieKickAss ChristieKickAss
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2012

    Because Of That One Man...

    I've been smoking since i was 18, started when i was in my third year in college.. At the same time started drinking.. What a bad girl! Tsk tsk!.. But one thing.. I was still a virgin! (Laugh) (shy).. Was it stress, was it a touch of a bad influence, that i wasnt sure..i just had...
    Loveshine111 Loveshine111
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Oct 15, 2013

    I Just Quit and Would Love to Hear From Others

    I am 52  and have been a smoker since I was 15. I decided to make Valentine's Day my quit day. It has only been 18 hours and I am feeling OK. I would really like to have a few email buddies that can maybe help me get through this.
    dsa90255 dsa90255
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2008

    Today is my stop smoking day I have choosen.

    I feel so determined I know I can carry on with this choice. Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
    omindigo omindigo
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    Young Smoker.

    I was a smoker the day I was born. I just couldn't buy any cigarettes until I was 18. My mother smoked while pregnant with me and still does. All my "dads" have all  smoked and  my stepdad is a smoker/doctor (ironic) as well. I got caught with a pack of my...
    rachael1987 rachael1987
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 23, 2008

    Imade It

    yes i stopped smoking after i had my heart attack,boy-o-boy was that hard.the doc said you must stop smoking for it is clogging up your arteries so i listened.They put 2 stents in my heart to open the arteries up so now ia am FREE of the smoking.oh by the way i used to carry...
    snappylady snappylady
    66-70, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2008

    I will hit a month Thursday.

    Wow. It has been emotionally draining to deal with. I can't stand the smell of a cigarette. At the same time I still have the cravings. I realize I now only have alcohol to soothe me. I find it funny that everything I thought I was so called addicted to I stopped. I never give...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady
    31-35, F
    Apr 14, 2015


    Today is the day I have stopped smoking and damn me, it is ever hard.  I already had anxiety and I am even more anxious.  I really hope I can hack it and follow through.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 17, 2012

    Giving Up

    after 2 long months of coughing and throwing up I couldn't take it anymore, I was struggling to breathe and an ambulance was rung for me to go to hospital. the doctors told me I had a very bad chest infection that had turned into the early stages of pneumonia. this frightened me...
    teemonkeysocks teemonkeysocks
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2013

    Finally....i Quit!

    This year in June, I went to stay with a friend for a few weeks who has a "no smoking anywhere in my house or garden" policy and instead of trying to figure out how i was going to smoke for the next 6 weeks while at her place... i took the opportunity to quit. The first 2 months...
    Explosive Explosive
    Sep 11, 2011

    I'm here at 2 weeks The first week was hell.

    Why does it seem when you try to do something good, people always try to make you fall backwards. I enjoy not smoking. If I make a year, that will prove that to me I don't have a addictive personality. Everything I have done I have stopped. Except fatty food. lol. I figure one...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady
    31-35, F
    Apr 1, 2015

    Stopping Smoking

    I smoked for twenty-five years.  Having decided to stop, I smoked twelve cigarettes one after the other while watching television.  That was over twenty-eight years ago and I have never smoked since.  Perhaps this procedure may help others to stop smoking - I hope...
    grayling grayling
    70+, T
    1 Response Dec 9, 2007
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