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I Want Tips to Help Me Quit Smoking

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I really want to quit smoking. I've smoked off and on for 14 years. I really need to quit while I still have my health. I've tried and failed at quitting cold turkey and using...
    kathleen83 kathleen83 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 13

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    So everytime I set myself up to quit smoking seems I smoke more
    demandatory demandatory 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I really want to help other people because I feel like I owe a lot to the world, I might seem too young to help but I understand a lot more than some people and I don't judge...
    CutieMintDoodle CutieMintDoodle 13-15, M Jul 22

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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 6 days ago

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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 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hiya! I want to help people. I have been through a lot in the 19 years I have been alive and I want to advise people and help people through their problems. I do not discriminate...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I'm seriously crying! No one wants my little sister to seek medical treatment for her obsoletely severe scoliosis except me and apparently I "hurt peoples feelings" by even...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F Jul 29

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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 a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Well then if you want to help someone who wont let you in then Let Go! Be there if they ask or need you or just listen. Sometimes people have their reasons n just want to be alone...
    Janeysunshine Janeysunshine 36-40, F Jul 24

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    I want to help people who are cyberbulled, it shouldnt happen theres so many people who are afraid to speak up and if it get to bad ends in suiside, if you are cyberbulied don be...
    nevermentioned nevermentioned 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    My mom is belly dancing to Arabic music in the kitchen well she cooks. This is what I live with guys. Lmao I want to help her🙌🙏
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F Jul 31

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    Cigarettes that is.. After 7 years I've been a month and a half without smoking. Although I smoke more pot now than I ever have, not by myself but socially, any tips to stay away...
    Unexplainedbeauty Unexplainedbeauty 22-25, F Jul 29

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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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    Hey everyone. I've been smoking for 11 years and I smoke about 25 cigarettes a day. I've tried to quit so many times but no success. I'm looking for someone else who is also...
    strandednowhere strandednowhere 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    About 6 months ago I had the worst anxiety attack after smoking weed. Most embarrassing experience ever considering it happened in public. I thought it was laced but turns out I...
    genericidiot genericidiot 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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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 a week 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 guess I've been lucky my whole life... As for having what I need. I've got a place to live, a good paying job, two vehicles ( even though my truck is possessed) and food for the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 26

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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 a week ago

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    But do not want to get fat.
    Ashadypast Ashadypast 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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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 15 hrs 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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    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 4 hrs ago

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    I am going to tell the following little story, just in case there are other people out there who, like me, didn’t realize quite how many pets animal rescue centres have to deal...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Aug 9

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    I'm finding on this site that I'm replying with the same response in certain situations. For example I've realised that if I'm responding to a persons, 'I just need someone to talk...
    jason230868 jason230868 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    I know I am young. But I am here for anyone that needs it. I won't judge you. I know how it feels to want to die, and I know you are not an attention seeker. Some people have...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Well I enjoy helping people but nobody wants me to help them because when I do I'm to honest and they take things I say the wrong way. I feel lying to somebody to try to make them...
    poodleskirts poodleskirts 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I want to be able to help and talk to people. I want to reach out to people who have been in the same depression and who are even more severely depressed because I want them to...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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