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I Want Tips to Help Me Quit Smoking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    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 51-55, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I started when I was 18 years old, Marlboro menthol. It was just nothing, really, at first. Kind of like, "Oooh, I can actually feel the beginnings of our passage to adulthood...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I quit smoking pot on September 7th 2014 after smoking every day for five years straight. I quit because I wanted to see how it would affect my mind and to see if I was living in a...
    Tyler2524 Tyler2524 18-21, M Feb 21

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    I quit smoking with Champix on the 23rd of December 2014. I still have a month to go , but have stopped taking champix, as I could not handle the nausea any more. So far I am...
    karin01 karin01 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I want to help anyone who feels lonely.. I want to help anyone who is sad I want to help anyone who is depressed I want to spread smiles and goodness
    Mustangkid2022 Mustangkid2022 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    this will probably shock some people but I want to help other people. I have been shown lots of love and support on here even when others hate me and be nasty to me.but I do want...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 26 Responses Feb 16

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    He needs help or just a loving arm around him and I can't be the one to do it. Instead he's being bullied by his so called wife and it makes me so mad as im so protective over him...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to listen to those who are afraid to speak, who think they will be judged, who now believe their voice does not matter. I want to support those who have lost their way, who...
    FirstSnowFall FirstSnowFall 18-21, F Feb 8

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    when I woke up this morning I folded like a paper bag. In fact I just had a cigarette. This journey is harder than I initially thought. Can anybody give me some tips on how to...
    Since2009 Since2009 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I had quit many years back and was able to stay away for a long time. I tripped up and starting smoking again over a year ago. I was able to quit again, but it was much harder this...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I took up smoking when I was 17, promising myself that if I was still smoking at 21, I would quit. That never happened and I'm now 24. I love the feeling of smoking so much but I...
    lollygag21 lollygag21 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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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...
    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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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...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    After numerous attempts over decades with patch , acupuncture cold turkey, Zyban this was the one that helped me permanently. It simply takes away the desire to smoke I felt like...
    faithup faithup 56-60, M Feb 9

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    I stopped smoking in last year and there isn't a day that hasn't gone by that I want one so bad. But I knkw that life with my son is so much better since I have stopped.
    Tigersdad4590 Tigersdad4590 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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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...
    briddgy briddgy 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 3

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    I quit 3 days ago number, who knows, quit 😊 I made it 6 yrs ago for over a year. Took all this time to get the courage and many terrible incidents in my life. How's your quit...
    Madysn Madysn 51-55, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm about to embark on yet another journey. The journey of becoming a nonsmoker. I'm going to set my quit date to now.
    Since2009 Since2009 26-30, F Feb 13

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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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    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...
    HectorSavage HectorSavage 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I posted this as a blog but will cut & paste it here:Beauty from the Mind How to Study Life and the Essence of LearningThe physical form can exude beauty, but personally I am also...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M Feb 3

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    Today, my "permanent" protective order expires. A few thoughts: A "permanent" protective order shouldn't last only 2 years & it shouldn't be nearly as difficult to obtain one. But...
    emilyflys26 emilyflys26 31-35 Feb 9

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    I like trying to help people and giving helpful advice. I'm always honest and will tell you how I think something is. That isn't always the best way to approach things but I like...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M a week ago

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    I know this girl who could use a hand in life. She has nothing but dark places in her mind. I always feel like I could help her but I've realized in life, I would only just hurt...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Covert emotional manipulation In The narcissists/sociopaths bag of tricks are a plethora of manipulation tactics they use to control conversations and your reality, avoid...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    My friend's son is extremely ill and has been accepted into a clinical trial that could very well save his life. They live here in NC and the trial is in PA. It would require them...
    localrocklover localrocklover 26-30, F Feb 4

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    I did not come from a huge way back 208 pounds or 94.4kg a little above (still obese by BMI) but was medicated and drugged for many years but I just feel the need to help others...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    If you are a young person needing a big sister/aunt or a person of my age group needing an ear (or a text :) ) send me a msg. My life is so hectic I dont get a change to help...
    azurebites azurebites 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Hello, I was advised recently in an astrology forum ( I know that's not for everyone) that I should share my story, to help others find strength from it. So I found this site...
    Queenofhearts23 Queenofhearts23 31-35, F Feb 20

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    We cant help everyone, but everyone can help someone. – Ronald Reagan
    mstv1112 mstv1112 16-17, F Feb 21

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    I am an animal lover competing to win a small business grant so that my company (Sitting for a Cause, we give 50% of our profits back to help homeless pets) can expand and save the...
    sittingforacause sittingforacause 26-30, F Feb 21

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    When days are dark and lonely, when you can't see a way to solve your issues, remember that there will always be someone to help you. Doesn't matter if it's in real life or over...
    TheAngryFatty TheAngryFatty 18-21, M Feb 2

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    I need help and advice if your a real psychic please message me
    jaquelynlupi123 jaquelynlupi123 13-15, F Feb 12

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    If anyone is feeling suicidal or has any problems at all let me know. I'd love to help and I don't judge.
    LostAndAamazed LostAndAamazed 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    My dad and I have a shaky past. I'm helping him find an impatient drug rehab center in our state. I feel like just this act of texting and emails is bringing us closer.
    Persephanie Persephanie 22-25, F 6 days ago