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I Want Tips to Help Me Quit Smoking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Just kidding! I will NEVER quit smoking. I totally love smoking.
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    It's been like three months since I quit smoking. I no longer have cravings. I feel as if I have done a great service to my health by quiting!
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M a week ago

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    I want to help everyone and make everyone happy... So I just get so dang depressed when I realize that's not possible and I just can't save everyone no matter how hard I want to or...
    TundraIvy TundraIvy 16-17, F Apr 29

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    I come across so many people dealing with suicidal thoughts, self-harm, depression, loneliness, loss... just people going through a hard time and are at their wit's end, pouring...
    astateofdisarray astateofdisarray 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    Not many people can get a girl pregnant so I want to help I'm In the Bulloch ga area
    Yugiy1 Yugiy1 18-21 6 days ago

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    I NEED HELP/ADVICE FROM AN EXPERIENCED STONER. I'm a 20 year old girl. I started smoking marijuana at the age of 16. Back then, only like 1-2 times a month. When I was 18 I...
    EmiliaStad EmiliaStad 18-21, F May 7

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    I'm a smoker who hates smoking. I want to quit but still smoke. Nothing helps the craving. Patches, vapes and etc don't help!
    lyinginwait lyinginwait 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    I like smoking but I want to quit. It's awful. I was always against it and still am yet I'm become what I hate. So I decided that once I actually get real money I will pay some...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Apr 28

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    No onw who reaches the level of higher awareness and has a chill and happy relationship with cigarettes like me and people like me have, we love smoking as much as we want and know...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    It will be a month in two days that I have been off weed. I am 26 years old and have been smoking every day all day since the age of 18. This is the longest I have gone since high...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0 22-25, F Apr 25

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    It's really hard. I threw away a whole pack and have it up but I must say that stress and recurring depression don't help. My last gig the band I play with did sound check without...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M May 11

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    I smoked for about 6 years. Hated it most of the time but I live with a smoker so quitting has always been hard. But I quit cold turkey and today is day 33 that I've been quit!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    10 days not smoking!!!!!!!!
    twin0516 twin0516 46-50, M Apr 30

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    Dude I'm not nauseas anymore thanks to hot pockets but in the meantime **** smoking 😝
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response May 4

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    smoking....had a rough day and needed it
    tianalovesher tianalovesher 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    It's a blessing im broke right now because I want some cigs so bad. I feel bad for heroine addicts
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M May 13

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    When I was younger I had been bullied about my weight and it cam to a point where it made me want to change, not because of all of the bullying, but more because of the way being...
    CoachRob82 CoachRob82 18-21, M 3 Responses May 12

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    My fiancée in her last relationship was subject to domestic violence for several years. She has suggested that I could better understand what she went through if I was to talk to...
    tryingtohelpfiancee tryingtohelpfiancee 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Newmont Mining wanted Peruvian farmer Máxima Acuña de Chaupe to get off her land so they could build a giant, polluting gold mine, but she said no. So they sued her -- but she...
    inthyvibe inthyvibe 22-25, F Apr 27

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    Today, a senior at my school sent out a long email to every student, teacher, and staff member at the school (very small school). Basically it was saying that he, the student, had...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I am not be a hero. I am not as helpful as I should be. I am sorry if I fail to help you. If you ever think you aren't worth anything please talk to me. I will try my best to help...
    Untrustworthy117 Untrustworthy117 16-17, M 2 Responses May 14

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    We are slaves. With no power. But recently i learned. So are the wealthy. All are sad. All are stuck. But slaves can help each other love. The wealthy cant...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 27

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    People always say not to self harm, as if it's that easy, and it makes me think that they simply can't understand what they're saying when they say that. They couldn't possibly...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    This is how I helped a stranger. About 3 months ago (before I was aware of EP) I was walking home after a few drinks. I saw a young lady sitting on the pavement (sidewalk) I...
    MaybeAGentleman MaybeAGentleman 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    If you want to come out gay to a loved one but just don't know how, look at this video and maybe it'll help .. https://youtu.be/z3ECU6xtp68
    Hannahsgirl08 Hannahsgirl08 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    WrapMeFitnFab WrapMeFitnFab 26-30, F Apr 28

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    He's sliding off the track. Pretty soon I won't be able to help him at all. I am not going to hang out with him if he continues to act the way he is. Im going to have to have a...
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    I believe the best way to help honey bees is to raise them. Last year I had one hive. This year I'm starting two more hives. I built two top bar bee hives and bought two packages...
    nvsweeper nvsweeper 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    ain my lfe from the beginning i get hurts loses and things with full trouble effects , But now i wanna go to live like a travellers and want to understand that the life is a way to...
    Desier Desier 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So I bought a vaporizer from speedway and a pack of cigs. I plan on making this my last. Any other suggestions outside of this?
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response May 4