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I Want Tips to Help Me Quit Smoking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    so I live in a city where you can walk down the street without being stopped by a homeless or poor person. if I have money I can spare I always do unless I find the person is lying...
    Kitty1997 Kitty1997 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    How to be a **** Step 1 find something sad af on EP or any where else Step 2 reply lol Step 3 wait for hate mail Job well done
    MrSilvertheNeko MrSilvertheNeko 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    As someone who goes through it themselves and has managed to get out of it many times, i wanna help whoever wants or needs it, so if you want advice or someone to listen then i'm...
    Outoforbits Outoforbits 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    I'm not a werewolf but i was saved by one and i want to pay her by helping any werewolves. it doesn't have to be a pack i just want to help you because i know your good.
    Frostwolf101 Frostwolf101 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I'm a good listener, instead of talking I always prefer to listen and I think I can help you right now just message me I'll try my best to help
    Dragnar Dragnar 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    It's such a good feeling putting a smile on someone's face and knowing you could have made someone's day just from doing something small but it makes a big impact. I try my best...
    mattattack16 mattattack16 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hope someone will help me. I'm a medical student who lives in Gaza *****. I need a lot of books for my study, but they're expensive and really hard to get. The books are...
    Salamat123 Salamat123 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My situation feels like I am in a dark hole. I am stuck in it with depression, fear, anxiety and I can't get out. People keep saying "just do this" and "you gotta do that", but I...
    Headlights Headlights 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    And I admit it's a deep seated, very erotic thought for me......
    sensatefocus sensatefocus 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was never really addicted but I had one cigarette. I quit while I was ahead.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    MY BEST FRIEND SHES OFF HER OLD ACCOUNT IT WAS DELETED CAUSE OF SAFE TO TELL CAUSE SHE WAS GONNA DO A BAD THING PLEASE HELP ME FIND HER ACCOUNT IF SHES EVEN ON ANYMORE. OLIVIA...
    Fnafgirl Fnafgirl 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't want to help anyone anymore, not even my sister even though I love her. Not even any of the people that call themselves my friends. I'm fcking tired of it all. Why can't...
    ChaoticAbyss ChaoticAbyss 26-30 5 days ago

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    it hurts me whenever i see people being mean to animal because they're weak. i wish government would start taking more attention to help them and i'd be more than willing to help...
    meslm meslm 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I feel kind of sad because ever since I was little I've always wanted to help animals and protect them. Take care of them. I can't find many volunteer opportunities in my state...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    A rambling of tjoughts at 3 am- I was a small child, I wanted to become a nurse, then a brain surgeon. I joined the military to help people and ended up doing the opposite. Now, I...
    heypei135 heypei135 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want to do a lot of things. I want to help people. I want to inspire them. Well atleast try to. There are a lot of things going on my mind right now. The one main concern is that...
    Avanya Avanya 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's one of the things I'm good at is to help others, if you need it I'm here
    Spirit24 Spirit24 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/charlie-skinner Hi guys! I'm fundraising only £350 so I can buy a 3D micrphone to make theraputic video's for all who suffer with anxiety...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M a week ago

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    Kids don't want to pick up their rooms hubby is on his phone everyone is ignoring me today and I just want to scream! I hate when this happens like this I understand hubby works 5...
    Samllang Samllang 26-30, F Jan 31

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    I just helped somebody. Uhm.. actually not people. They're cats. Stray cats in my dorm area. I just came back from the canteen bought a chicken dish and sardines for my lunch and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    One month off the cigs and I still have a cold
    TrySN TrySN 26-30, M Jan 30

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    I quit smoking many years ago, but since a couple of months I am back smoking. So I smoke about 12 - 17 filtercigarrilos a day. Sometimes I feel guilty about being a smoker, but...
    Pieter666 Pieter666 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    The Surgeon General Was Right. Years ago cigarette packages posted a very important warning saying the Surgeon General has determined that cigarette smoking is dangerous to your...
    ultrasensitive ultrasensitive 46-50, M Jan 24

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    I have been reading about a country where every year girls some as young as ten are trafficked across the country. The same country pays parents to look after young girls who then...
    hasmita hasmita 66-70, M Jan 24

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    Some people and only in the ways I want to help, but still...
    apresm0i apresm0i 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    gone 1 whole week without smoking. to say I used to go through a 50gram in a week
    lcammo lcammo 16-17, M Jan 22

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    I quit 2 years ago after 22 years and could still light up now 😳
    kalido kalido 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    I've been a smoker longer than I've been alive. Went to many new doctor who gave me the standard speech about smoking and my obesity. "Blah blah blah" He said that I was a 73...
    djs1967 djs1967 46-50, F Jan 20

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