I Used to Smoke Cigarettes

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    Not So Long Ago!

    I started smoking when I was 17 and smoked up until a year ago (I am 26 now!)! I have to admit to have thoroughly enjoyed it but, realize it is not the best thing for my health! I enjoy hiking a lot and the two DO NOT go well together! I know it is best that I don't smoke but...I...
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    1 Response Aug 11, 2013

    A Light Smoker

    "Free and Healing for Four Years, Eight Months, Fourteen Days, 18 Hours and 16 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 119 Days and 10 Hours, by avoiding the use of 34395 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $6,003.53."   That's what my quit...
    Tayanne Tayanne
    31-35, F
    Dec 13, 2009

    Duelzzz Duelzzz
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014

    I Smoked For The Memories

    Every time I pass a patch of air with the lingering odor for burning tobacco, my mind floats to a place thats filled for memories from my time living in France. For the first 6 months that I moved back to the USA I would light up a cigarette on my back deck and inhale deeply as...
    cammiealice cammiealice
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2010

    Used to but when I walk by someone

    who is smoking my lips get watery but don't wanna get into the bad habit.
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    Dec 3, 2015

    Seven Year Smoker

    I started smoking cigarettes at the age of 14. I never thought I would ever touch cigarettes- neither of my parents smoked and the DARE program seemed to rattle my brain up for a second when I was little. I was a Freshmen in high school who had befriended a group of the Seniors...
    hardware hardware
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2011

    And I Still Miss It....

    I quit smoking 17 years ago. Was smoking about 10 a day, not that bad really. Decided one night I wasn't willing to spend money on another pack, smoked my last menthol and that was it. I have smoked twice since then, never had a single one for about 10 years, was a hideous...
    Maddie1967 Maddie1967
    46-50, F
    Apr 14, 2013
    stephen29464 stephen29464
    18-21, M
    Mar 22, 2014

    It's been over two months

    since I've had one, and every now and then, I get cravings like you wouldn't believe. It's not a nicotine thing. I just want to grab a smoke, look at the stars and just mellow. I guess I don't do the things I used to, (going out back and just enjoying the sky, etc.) because I...
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    1 Response May 14, 2014

    Attitude 180

    its been nearly 6 years since i quit, was smoking for about 7 years everyday between 1-20/30 a day usually 10 or so. i read a book about how its just nicotine addiction and how we fool ourselves that we arent addicted and its a nice thing etc. fooled since youth by the allure of...
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    Mar 28, 2011

    I Remember

    How i liked them, but today the taste discusts me. It took quite a while thought before i shifted from a to b.
    MsIndependant MsIndependant
    18-21, F
    Dec 28, 2007

    it's been since Christmas.

    I still miss it.
    ThatOneNerdGirl ThatOneNerdGirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 12, 2015

    Smoking Caused Me To Have Asthma

    I used to smoke cigarettes off and on since I was 17. My step mom was my influence. She didn't like me smoking because of her. But I did anyway. I used to be able to quit smoking cold turkey within 2 to 3 days. But when I was 36 years old, I developed asthma from smoking. And...
    noaht43 noaht43
    41-45, T
    Sep 8, 2012
    kwf337 kwf337
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2015
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