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I Want Tips to Help Me Quit Smoking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    WANT to Quit!

    I GAVE UP NEW YEARS EVE FOR THOSE WHO DONT KNOW!BEEN SMOKING 27 YRS AND I HAVE WANTED TO GIVE UP FOREVER.TRIED A MILLION TIMES AND ALWAYS ENDED UP STARTING AGAIN.I REALLY WANT TO STICK TO IT THIS TIME AND THAT IS THE SECRET FOLKS YOU HAVE TO REALLY REALLY WANT TO DO IT.I AM DOING...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    Benefits

    In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal. In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal. In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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    The Bouncing Leg

    The sleepless nights, the depression, irritability, misery, the knowledge of how badly I need this, want this, want to quit. Yet for some reason I always have another one. That is really the key, no? Not smoking again? I know there is an end to this. I know that...
    pyrefly pyrefly 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    Freaking Out

    I could also use some tips. I have set my quit date as January 1, after 35 years of smoking. But every time I think about quitting--and believe me, it is on my mind 24/7-- I get scared to death! It is also making me so irritable--already! And I haven't even quit yet! HELP!  ...
    waynerman waynerman 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    This May Help:

    http://www.quit.org.uk/  UK smokers wanting to quit can call - 0800 00 22 00
    Kikuchiyo Kikuchiyo 31-35, M Mar 11, 2008

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    Tips On Quitting!

    Quitting is a hard thing, but here are some tips to help you through.  PLEASE  share your own tips and help people make a healthy change! <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed;">1...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2007

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    I Quit Cold Turkey Five Years Ago

    I smoked for 20 years, and my husband and I quit together and i think that was key.  I absolutely could not have done it, if he had continued.  We quit because we were teaching childrens church at the time, and one of our church kids saw me smoking at a ballgame one...
    woodpest woodpest 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    I Quit Just In Time

    I have smoked for 6 years. My boyfrends father has smoked for 40 years. We both quit using the same method.  A book called Allen Carr's Easyway to stop smoking. Let me tell you, I laughed at the idea in the begining but it works! No cravings! NO snacking on sweets! No mood...
    bushbaby911 bushbaby911 18-21, F Apr 5, 2009

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    The Decision

    Deciding to quit is a pretty big life change.  Here are some tips on helping you decide and have success on your journey.  Remember you aren't alone! -Find a Reason to Empower  You -Write your Reasons Down -Take it One Day at a Time -Keep your list in your...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2007

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    I Want to Quit

    I just wrote my story on the I want to quit site. lol but i want to quit and will accept all help and advice!!
    daniellesp daniellesp 31-35, F Dec 29, 2007

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    The Money Thing

    Make a list of a dozen items that cost the same as a packet of ****...you know, small treats that you would like to give yourself. Everytime you feel like buying a new pack take the list out and pick one thing from it and buy that instead. Once you work through one list...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 4 Responses May 29, 2008

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    I Need Help

    I'm 27 and have been smoking since 18.  Ive always told myself that I would quit when I turned 25, but that came and left 2 yrs ago.  I just recently graduated in May in Corrections and I'm going to the corrections academy soon.  I don't want to be the fat one out...
    mylilmaxx03 mylilmaxx03 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    New! On Experience Project

    Hey Everyone, I thought this group would be especially interested in the new program that we has just gone live called Stomp It Out for a Smoke free 2008. www.experienceproject.com/mk/smokefree/index.php You can set the gaol to quit, find and add tips and of course find and...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I first started smoking in my teens, and have smoked on and off ever since, but I have wanted to quit this deadly and disgusting habit for years. I started smoking heavily again...
    anothernightowl anothernightowl 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I wouldn't say I'm a chained smoker, but I am a social smoker and regularly feel I need that daily intake of nicotine. Where I live we have this Arabian kind of smoke where you put...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F Dec 2

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    2 1/2 months without a smoke. I'm starting to crave again. I still love the smell of a freshly lit smoke and remember what it was like to smoke as if I'm still doing it. I know...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F Dec 16

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    Today has been 1 year since I quit smoking :)
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    I am quitting smoking an on this morning I am not going to buy a pack of cigarettes! Gotta stay strong!!!
    Binks328 Binks328 26-30, M Nov 29

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    being a psychologist would be my top priority right now . I really would like to be this as my job :) even though I'm sad or hurt , I wouldn't care because I want to help people...
    lonelybeast1346 lonelybeast1346 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Smoked on and off since I was seventeen. Can’t exactly say why I started, (though like most other people I imagine) I know why I need to quit. Ironic as it is, during my college...
    morea morea 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I am quitting, and I am already noticing that I have more energy throughout the day. I smoke weed everyday and will continue to do so, but I am quitting cigarettes after 7 years of...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I don't really know why I did, mainly to save money, but crazy as it sounds I enjoy smoking... I miss it, I crave the feel of a cigarette between my fingers, I feel like I feel...
    joeblow26 joeblow26 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    Giving up smoking is the easiest thing I've ever done in my life... I've done it over a dozen times... FML
    h4n5dj22 h4n5dj22 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    has been 28 days without...have quit many times, even once for 8 years....easy to pick the habit back up...wish me luck...28 days and counting
    dailynudist dailynudist 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 30

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    So I haven't smoked in 3days and I have noticed a huge difference, fresh air for one, I feel a lot more energetic and I don't smell like an ash tray but right now I'm stressed and...
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 10

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    I've been smoking since 2 years. First time I smoked when I had problem with my best friend he gave me up so I didn't know what to do I was too depressed and I bought cigarette and...
    Stevejons Stevejons 22-25, M Dec 14

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    I am very creative but feel that time is running out to really show the world want I can do. I am caught between two places, I have a passion to help the homeless which actually...
    iboxy iboxy 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I have noticed in just a few weeks, all of the people who are struggling and in need of something.. it's hard for me because I don't know who to help and who I can't help :( I only...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    If you don't know the earth will go through a shift. We could Change dimensions. These will be hard times but I will be posting different posts and links to help you on your path...
    MindBodySpirit130 MindBodySpirit130 13-15, F Dec 19

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    He's having some rough times but my new boyfriend doesn't want us talking ;/ is it so wrong to want to be nice and help someone
    StephyLynnJoe StephyLynnJoe 18-21, F Dec 4

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    If anyone is ever sad or depressed and wants to talk about it, talk to me! I want to see if I can help~
    Kysandragon Kysandragon 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    In my life, there hasn't been any hesitation or regrets about helping others. I want them to lead a better life, that they can do what they want. I'm thanking a friend of mine...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I just read multiple posts on this site written by kids 13-15 years old and they seem so sad and so hopeless and it honestly breaks my heart for one thing. Because why is it that...
    VasilisaDra VasilisaDra 22-25, F Dec 14

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    I just read multiple posts on this site written by kids 13-15 years old and they seem so sad and so hopeless and it honestly breaks my heart for one thing. Because why is it that...
    VasilisaDra VasilisaDra 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I feel terrible, cause I know I can't do anything.... Like I'm stuck in a cage while ur being tortured... It hurts and I can't help and , I just want you to be happy...
    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    Following my last post, I have found something else that may help people understand, & even use the English language...
    bybybuster bybybuster 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 18

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    Yesterday we went to the home for the aged where most of them are already alone in life (no family left). And it was really fun talking with them. There were also some kids...
    iHatshepsut iHatshepsut 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I see all that is wrong in this world and i am filled with such sorrow. So many people in so much pain and there is nothing i can do. Im so powerless to help and it fills me with...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Lesbianmommy Lesbianmommy 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not the happiest person but while I'm feeling better tonight I'd like to help someone who needs a listening ear! I'd be glad to be ur friend <3
    jasmin333 jasmin333 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    If I can help make any difference, I will. It shows me hope in this world.
    killerjrm killerjrm 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    Hey don't know if this is for this sort of thing but I need help? I've been to the doctors countless amount of times and explain to them my symptoms, I get paralysed at the right...
    Quackimaducky Quackimaducky 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 18

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    Alan1997 Alan1997 18-21 1 Response Dec 19

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    Lesbianmommy Lesbianmommy 18-21, F a week ago

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    Hi I am 13 years old and I think I am a psychic medium. I started hearing and seeing things, especially at night. But I get scared. So my mom told me to close my eyes and say go...
    thatgirl313 thatgirl313 13-15, F 6 days ago

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