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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I quit smoking when I got pregnant, but when we lost the baby I was obviously under loads of stress I started back up again. It's been two months now, and I've smoked about a pack...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I haven't been smoking long and I don't think I got fully addicted but I have decided to quit smoking before that happens.
    Lilyflower00 Lilyflower00 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Just kidding! I will NEVER quit smoking. I totally love smoking.
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I quit smoking many years ago . I went from 40 a day to nothing over night . I refused to pay more than 2 pound for a pack of 20 so when they went over 2 pound I gave up .No one...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Well I smoked for 22 years ...finally I took the decision to quit because I know I harmed myself for so many years and I was tired of it....I tried quiting but under pressure what...
    irahc irahc 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 7

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    To everyone out there who feels alone who feels trapped in their problems and they feel there is no one out there to help them and guide them, there are so any people who are...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Not to brag but Finally I'm pretty happy with my life. It's far from perfect but much better than the dumps it used to be in. Now I'm seeing WONDERFUL people go through hard times...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F Apr 13

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    Hello! Do YOU want to help people, but don't have any money to donate? Ever heard of Free Rice? If not, it's a site you can join so you can play games (vocabulary, grammar, world...
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    i really want to help poor people , i have seen people dying because of no food , no clothes and bcoz of dieseases and i feel really very bad abt. it , bcoz we all people in this...
    dieseldrumm dieseldrumm 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    The fact that so many people feel like they're alone, that no one cares about them, I wish to change that. To everyone who feels lonely or unwanted or just in need of a friend, I...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 14 Responses Apr 7

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    After going to school. I see this man everyday. He has a club foot and he has crossed eyes. I pity this man but I do admire him because everyday he walks around to sell fish even...
    pillowsofurr pillowsofurr 18-21 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I know a lot about God because God blesses me with the knowledge to know about him. I know he commissioned me to be a pastor and I accept and want to help others be saved.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I just want to quit! I've been smoking since I was 15 I'm now 23. Everytime I try to quit something usually triggers it. I go through a pack a day. I have too many excuses why I...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    After 9 years of smoking I have been cigarette free for almost two months now! My longest period without a cigarette was 6 months. I started back up again. I was finally so...
    Imnothomeyet Imnothomeyet 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    ha thats how i know im addicted because im like no jus 1 more month of smoking i hope i get the courage at my next dr app to ask for the pill to stop smoking everybody hope o grow...
    NewMexicoSchizo NewMexicoSchizo 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I started smoking because it helped when I was stressed, now I want to find a better way to cope.
    terranova13 terranova13 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I'm 27 i've been smoking since i was 15 and i just want to quit
    Proudtt201020122015 Proudtt201020122015 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 8

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    And I did it. Today makes 2 weeks that I have not had a cigarette, after at least 10 years of smoking.
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I am smoking more then ever. a little over a pack a day. I have smoker cough and I'm only 30 . yucky.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I bought cigarettes today. I did not smoke for about 3 months but today I got really stressed a bought some. Did not help with the stress at all but I still smoked a few.
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 10

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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 1 day ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I am 17 years old, and I've been an addict for only a year. My addiction to weed is real, and anyone who tells you getting high isn't addictive, is probably lying to themselves...
    spiralaxy spiralaxy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I invited her in, I brought her to my lips How could I know she would be so hard to quit I fell for her hard, in a troubled time of need Her promise so enticing, brought me to my...
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 9 Responses Mar 28

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    I quit 2 years ago and I still crave cigarettes every single day. It's so hard not to go back. Especially if I'm upset or if I drink (which I also cut back on for this specific...
    Ambibambii Ambibambii 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    This is her post ’’Nobody is going to ever like me after writing this. Nobody likes a girl who complains, so if you're on this page, you don't have to continue. I'm just...
    joshuamagneto joshuamagneto 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    We sponsor Eddie and three other children through a wonderful nonprofit organization called Children International. We are committed to help lift these children out of the poverty...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    This is the first thing that I'm going to share on EP. Firstly, EP -- thank God I found you. You have enabled me to share my feelings with millions of people. There is something...
    deepti1274 deepti1274 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Helping others is something I really like to do. I often ignore myself when doing that.. I help people even when I am very sad myself. I became a volunteer firefighter to help...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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