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I Want Tips to Help Me Quit Smoking

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Just found some helpful information about quitting smoking and thought I would share.. When quitting smoking don't try and ignore cravings, acknowledge them, allow your body to...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    working on quitting smoking, I've smoked 10yrs and not wanting cancer to be my way out! just going to buy alot of candy and soda to help me out.
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I quit smoking.... again. No seriously I'm doing much better. Gone thru patches, hypno, gum etc. no help (for me). Finding my own determination is the only way for me it seems...
    1RedKing 1RedKing 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I quit smoking a week ago after smoking for 14 years... So far I've saved myself from buying 7 packs, and about 40 bucks. Life is good :) but the only hard part is not smoking when...
    wouldntulike2know wouldntulike2know 22-25, M Aug 24

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    I need to quit smoking? That's obvious, I have been smoking for ten years, I am 20 going on 21, literally I have been smoking for half of my short time on this earth. Today I...
    SinOrSaint SinOrSaint 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    and I am honestly regretting it a little bit. I have been smoking weed every day since I was around 18 years old (over 7 years) and it got to the point where I found a strain that...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    So everytime I set myself up to quit smoking seems I smoke more
    demandatory demandatory 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    About a year ago, i stopped doing drugs, now, a year have past, and ive decided to quit smoking and become healtier. Im proud of myself :D
    thinordie thinordie 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Tommorow I am attempting to quit smoking again. Any suggestions?
    cjjb55 cjjb55 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    http://ask.fm/WeStitchYourWoundsso i made this... and i want to help people ..give advice and such...Ive always wanted to help people so here is how i want to help.
    Crow123123 Crow123123 16-17 1 Response Aug 15

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    The question on how to help others always bothered me. I don't have much myself and for that reason giving money away just isn't doable for me. A few months ago our church asked...
    AnomalousEarthling AnomalousEarthling 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I've often been called a person with a huge heart. Many consider me a very happy person that laughs a lot and like to make other people feel better, even if I have to make a fool...
    PleaseFindMe PleaseFindMe 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I want to help people but its hard. I can barely help myself. I have so many issues too. When I go to get some "me" time I end up leaving my friends to suffer alone. I feel so bad...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    I really want to have every person happy, i want to help everyone. The problem is, when i try to help someone, i sometimes make myself sad. But if i disappoint someone, i make...
    xFredje xFredje 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I really enjoy the idea of being a father and want to father as many kids as I can the idea of creating the life inside a belly is amazing. I want to help women become pregnant
    Design4ZA Design4ZA 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I want to help people in anyway that I can. If you need to someone to talk to because your feeling depressed, alone anything then please message me. I'm here for you x
    yourbeautiful123 yourbeautiful123 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Hello, I want to help every single person who need a hand. I'm extending my hand out to everyone. Please comment or message me.
    Godislove77 Godislove77 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I smoked for a bout 10 years and then I quit for 18 years. I smoked when I was homeless for about a year? and then quit for one year. I started smoking about 3 1/2 months ago. I...
    SorrowofHeart SorrowofHeart 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Took me a while to find this experience, but straight to the point! It will be 10 months on Monday, since I stopped smoking and recently I swear if I smelt someone whose just had a...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 25

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    I've had enough of cigarettes!!! They've ruled my life for too long. So this Sunday is quit day! Anybody else thinking about quitting that wants to buddy up to help each other...
    sarastar7 sarastar7 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I hate being so dependant on smoking. It so hard to quit though :(
    bigbrownbastard bigbrownbastard 18-21, M Aug 8

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    January 30 this year is my quit date from smoking cigarettes. Proud of myself!
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I was smoking cigarettes when i was in High School, i always thought it was cool back there ha ha ha...
    NaughtyAngel91 NaughtyAngel91 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I managed to stop smoking for a week and a half. Had to take a stick before my job interview so broke that pact. Last stick was yesterday, though. Gah.
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hi, I am now into my 2nd week of quitting and i am finding this week quite hard. Is this normal? I am on patches which are working really well. Any advise of what I can do? Many...
    eddie87 eddie87 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I smoked Ciggies for 7 years, I quit 2 months ago, I feel like I am just NOW starting to experience relief from constant anger and irritability. Did the emotional withdrawal last...
    MissPlace MissPlace 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Managed my first day smoke free using an electronic cigarette, recommend too anyone looking at quitting, it got me off cigs for two months before I stupidly smoked again, find a...
    BoredintheUK96 BoredintheUK96 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Im 16 , when i was 12 i was fat ! Lol did situps and crunches but little did i know about fitness , when i was 14 i started getting serious with nutrition and lifting and today...
    Mrmatt7 Mrmatt7 13-15, M Aug 8

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    my friend has been dating this girl for 4 years .. they have known each other for 5 years but the broke up .. he couldn't get over her he started drinking and going around girls...
    viamneera viamneera 18-21, F Aug 12

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    All I basically want to do in life is just travel, travel like a homeless guy. Just carrying a small backpack with a knife, my passport, and some water. And Im gonna be those...
    adguez adguez 13-15, M Aug 22

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    How do you help a herion addict, when they don't want help? Just watch them slowly kill them-self? My brother, my only brother chooses this lifestyle . He's such a good person and...
    aloneinvegas aloneinvegas 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    If anyone needs help just inbox me :) i will be try my best to help 💋❤
    Cookie321 Cookie321 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I have just found out my friend was raped by her brother, she calls me crying all the time and I don't know wjat to do .. I know it's true cause I saw screenshots of messages of...
    anon2620 anon2620 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I am in dire need to help someone... I crave the personal amazement it gives me... The enhancement it has on my life is incredible and I've been told I'm a natural at giving...
    Austinable97 Austinable97 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    People will come in the name of help, but deep inside they are up to something, it makes my brain hurt, knowing that everybody needs help, but if you let people in, they Fack you...
    roxanz roxanz 22-25, M Aug 22

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