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I Want Tips to Help Me Quit Smoking

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 27, 2009

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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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I quit smoking, for the umpteenth time, last June. I used to crave cigarettes. I saw two girls outside of Einstein's bagels yesterday; they were smoking. At that moment it...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Finally I Quit Smoking Today... I would not like to use the word "again" this time because now i have experienced that i am not doing anything its My God My Higher Power that is...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 10

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    I want to give up smoking because of my heart condition getting worse and I feel breathless after every chore or even walking to the letter box...I have tried many times in the...
    WildNikolaRose33 WildNikolaRose33 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I quit smoking a couple weeks ago I read Allen carrs easy way to quit smoking and it worked for me I'm so happy and proud of myself and have so much more energy!
    Jadeygirl88 Jadeygirl88 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Quit Smoking Day 5 : Just Woke Up and feeling so lazy. One thing know i have learnt in the past 1 year and 9 months of teyjng to quit smoking and failing every time that the only...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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    I am lying on my bed as i have just woek up 15 minutes ago. Again its Day 1 of quitting smoking as i know one thing which i have learned in Nicotine Anonymous meeting that never...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    3 Days smoke free & counting! Symptoms that I have from quitting smoking: Anxiousness. I feel warm off & on. Headaches off & on. My mind wants to reach for a pack of cigarettes...
    Pinkdreamsw8 Pinkdreamsw8 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I quit smoking, but now I dip...
    stephen29464 stephen29464 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Okay, so I've never tried asking for help like this before so here it goes. I've never had a good relationship with my mom. She has alcoholism, diabetes, she smokes, and I am...
    R212014 R212014 18-21 3 days ago

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    I want to help people with suicide. I want to help prevent it but I know ill never be good enough for that..:(
    lifeishurtful lifeishurtful 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I want to help people. I really do. It saddens me to see someone in need who doesn't have help. Hell I start crying if and elder drops the peas off there spoon. I want to change...
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I think I know the cure for my sadness... Making other people happy. I want to help as many people as I can on here. I genuinely care about everyone. ❤️
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F Mar 28

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    I want to help someone who needs someone to talk to. Just message me:)
    00leroy 00leroy 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    My friend is so depressed, and I can't do anything about it. We're both going through the same ****. I promised him to stay up with him till he feels better. I'm worried it won't...
    beri210 beri210 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Hello , I started smoking when i was 16 ,last Wednesday i just suddenly stop smoking because I started having these slight chest pains, so I saw a cardiologist i had an...
    DurweshNaeem DurweshNaeem 22-25, M Mar 31

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    I bought a pack today. An impulse while buying gas this morning. Its weird, though, smoking isnt the same. I have a conditioned response to smoke at certain times like sitting in...
    bigmike888 bigmike888 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    It's not helping me and I don't need them anymore. I need to find a better outlet for stress, but the only problem is I am super edgy now. I am going crazy and it has only been 72...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Day 5 : Afternoon : Went to the gym had an amazing cardio session thank god i am not smoking and using nicotine in any form. Came back watched a movie named white house down and...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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    Day 6 : Came back from a dinner. Ate like a horse, enjoyed like a kid, felt like smoking but didnt gave it a thought and moved on. Right now on bed feeling sleepy. It feels good...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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    I again smoked despite being so positive that i will quit. I am powerless over nicotine it had made my life unmanageable and i cant quit on my own.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    After 7 months of struggle staying clean, I finally gave in, to that husky voice of temptation asking me to smoke again, to that delicate cylinder container that housed a dose of...
    SinisterSmile SinisterSmile 22-25 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I again got relapsed on nicotine after 11 hours of abstinence. Sick and tired of being sick and tired of quitting again and again.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    10 days to quit nicotine. This time its gonna happen. God Love You.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 23 Responses Mar 23

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    Playing football with my cousin sheel.. And the score is 4-0. One more match to go. God give me strength to give my best. I am enjoying even little things after quitting nicotine...
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M Apr 8

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    Recently, a friend of mine who is involved with drugs casually mentioned that he had been experiencing DP disorder, depersonalization disorder. Though he had mentioned this...
    borderlinesymmetry borderlinesymmetry 13-15, F Apr 12

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    So this is more for my friend than anyone else, my best friend is struggling at the moment so I told him about this site and how helpful and supportive you all are, trouble is he's...
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am a home help aid and I absolutely love it. The people I come across and meet through my job are sometimes the most inspiring and intriguing. I end up coming to them with...
    chaselikethebank chaselikethebank 18-21, F Apr 10

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    Many people who go out for drinks end up doing something foolish; some wake up next to a stranger, others attempt something ridiculously stupid and wake up with bruises. When I...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Okay so I was wondering if anyone thinks this is weird. So over the years iv been helping a lot of girls out with fitting good bras and dealing with puberty. It sounds alright at...
    EternalSolitude EternalSolitude 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have this thing with my friends that I jokingly call the "Aura of Secrecy". They think it's a cutesy thing where I ask them who they like and dumb things like that. I start off...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 16-17, M Mar 23

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    i always help friends as it just feels right, now working towards my training to be a pediatric nurse i will have no choice but to help people then :)
    Hemanwar Hemanwar 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Does anyone need help I try and try and help u I have self harm before
    sarah12389 sarah12389 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I know.....How helpless life can be.......... I wish to help anyone who needs it..
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M a week ago

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    But you can't help. At all. I need professional help.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 5 days ago

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    Message me and tell me who u want to see naked in your family and I'll tell you easy ways of doing so. I can even help u have sex with them
    Ladiesman93 Ladiesman93 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    hi if u need help (not sexual problems) i can help u - :-)
    luciamarchitelli luciamarchitelli 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I LOVE to help people, it just seems right!<3
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Going to school for software engineering in hopes of finding the freedom to live my life and to find ways to help others live theirs.
    treabhair treabhair 22-25, M Apr 4

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