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I Want Tips to Help Me Quit Smoking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 27, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    After many years feeding into the nasty habit of smoking I have decided that 2014 was the last year that I would be classified as a smoker. I am also promising that I will not be...
    lost12345 lost12345 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 6

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    Some of you may have already seen I have been smoke free 18 days now. My mother decided to take this journey with me. She started smoking when she was 14 yrs old. So she's been...
    kristy1833 kristy1833 31-35 1 Response Jan 18

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    I quit smoking 2 months ago but then again I never really felt like I was addicted. I would always smoke cigs with weed, never by themselves and felt quite pleasurable but I never...
    deletedprofile821 deletedprofile821 18-21, M Jan 2

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    Today has been A month since I quit smoking. A dear EP friend told me about electronic cigarettes, I couldn't have did it without vaping the ecig. And friend support. Its nice to...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Any real virgin girl want tips how loose yr own virgininty without yr lover boyfriend or girlfriend
    Lesbianmum Lesbianmum 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I remember a time when I was too scared to reach out my hand to have someone else pull me through, and now I desperately want to be there to pull someone else through. I want to...
    MrNowhere MrNowhere 18-21, F Jan 7

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    I come here and feel so sad right away. There are so many young people with so many problems and I can't help. Mostly because the perverts here have scared them all into thinking...
    garionrox garionrox 51-55 3 Responses Jan 13

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I started smoking for the stupidest reasons possible.someone told me smoking helps you lose weight.:/ .then , i thought i was 'in love' with a jackass,who was too much in love with...
    brutallyhonestpariah brutallyhonestpariah 31-35, F Jan 2

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    im on my 4th day and things are looking good i also found an app called smoke free. it helps because it gives you info on how you have benefited from not smoking like how much you...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M Jan 9

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    I lost my twins at 5 months because i was smoking in the first trimester. but even after this quitting has been a nightmare. I think nicotine gum makes it harder to stop and then...
    lili12349 lili12349 31-35, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I smoke a pack every day and this habit has cost me dearly. I spent over $1,500 on cigaretts in 2014 alone. Smoking has been the greatest challenge for me to overcome. I have...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 4

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    I had my first cigarette at age 10, I am pretty sure. Had a cigar or two before that. An older boy who lived near me always would argue with his parents, and then go for a walk...
    likespike likespike 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    That's right. 4 days ago I smoked my last cigarette. I started smoking when I was 14 so 21 years is long enough to be addicted. I actually quit a lot times before but most of the...
    Marsje Marsje 31-35, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have quit for a year and a half. Thanks to my wife who got me to quit with her. If she didn't, I'd still be smoking
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I started smoking when I was 18 and now I am 21 and have finally quit for good. It has been 9 months since I last smoked. My lungs feel great. And just a few weeks ago I have...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I survived a whole day without smoking a cigarette which is pretty amazing for me! Attempting to quit is the best feeling ever! Prayers would be nice! Hope everyone is having a...
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F Jan 6

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    Started smoking at age 17. Smoked every day, a pack or more some days. I'm 38 and just decided it's time to quit. For 17 days now I have been smoke free. It has been the most...
    kristy1833 kristy1833 31-35 1 Response Jan 17

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    hi I'm 42 and I stopped smoking for a month .then I when back I want to stop so bad but im having such a hard time .if I don't stop I know something bad is going to happen to me...
    glrock glrock 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    That's it, I'm done smoking. I had my moment. It's OVER.
    Firecandy Firecandy 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Cigarettes not weed. So I just went in cold turkey same as last time and it's surprisingly easier then I remember. Anyways I'm really glad that I'm doing this. I know my body will...
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I haven't smoked in 2015. I smoked for the first time in 2012, smoked occasionally in 2013 but became an addict towards the end of 2013. I would have smoked at least 10 cigarettes...
    vsonline4u vsonline4u 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I stopped smoking years ago. But about 2 months ago I started getting cravings again. I've taken to drowning my system in other stimulants to forget the cravings.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am on a path that is untraveled and unfamiliar. I have always traded that in for the familiarity of a cigarette. I no longer can keep up with the love affair of smoking. I...
    TheSpiritCarriesOn TheSpiritCarriesOn 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I quit because of my bad anxiety and they instantly give me an attack. I want one soooo badly but so afraid of having a panic attack
    Jg5432 Jg5432 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I'm quitting right now while I have the flu. Why not if I'm already miserable?
    liveit0ut liveit0ut 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Update one: had aboot a twelve pack last night. Four guiness And aboot four tallboys. Ended up having five new Ports. Not a bad skip up. My main problem is now just making the...
    likespike likespike 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    and... man... I really want one right now. Just a little break from my computer and chance to look up at the stars.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I just got over a chest cold/flu and it was awful. It made me realize I don't want an awful cough like what I was experiencing permanently. I can already go days without it, but...
    kayheart kayheart 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Me and my girlfriend, Gabbi have been dating for a few weeks now and I've enjoyed our time together, but I'm really worried about her and I've been trying to help her out with her...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Hi its P.I just wanted to post a quickie.I feel so happy and blessed that I helped a really good friend of mine who is going through a lot lately to open up.I dont want to name her...
    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F Jan 4

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    I really like to help people no matter what...maybe because of my kind heart but I do love to see happiness in people's eyes..I just wish God love to help me as I love to help...
    denez denez 22-25, F Jan 14

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