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I Want to Quit Smoking

Talk about quitting smoking, and the challenges of dropping the habit. Cold turkey, willpower, Zyban, Chantix, you name it. 3,031 People

    I've been trying to quit this habit

    for a long time now. Every time I manage to bring it down to 2-3 sticks a day, something will stress me out and I'll jump back to a box a day. I just don't know how to do it. I desperately want to quit but my will power is not strong enough...*sigh*
    sinseeker sinseeker 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2015

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    Dear Cigarettes.

    I hate you so much. I've tried Zyban but that ended in a burning wreck of a time because I was an idiot who went and drank during the first two weeks. The annoying part is all the people bragging about having quit cold turkey, well guess what? NOT ALL OF US CAN! THANKS!
    anteye anteye 36-40, M 10 Responses Nov 23, 2006

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    I Have to Be Strong

    I watch what I eat, I exercises, I try to get enough rest, for what? I'm slowly killing myself with this HORRIBLE addiction. I started smoking when I was about 17, my husband use to smoke, and I kind of jumped in. I smoked a 1-2 cigarettes a day. When we came in touch w/ our...
    unpredictablyme unpredictablyme 31-35, F 21 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    simpletwisted simpletwisted 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    I am 25 years old and i've been smoking

    since i was 14, i am really scared for my future health but still don't know how to quit smoking
    Megq Megq 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    I Am Not A Smoker, But...

    I just wanted to share a story about my husband who has smoked a pack a day for 35 years and has just quit recently. He has tried everything over the years from the gum to reducing the number of cigarettes every day, one at a time, to patches, etc. And nothing has ever worked...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2012

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    I'm going through severe Nicotine withdrawal

    right now. I had quit smoking sometime back, only to get hooked onto Nicotine gums. Not exactly that bit something like that. And these things had been causing some chest pain. I decided to go cold turkey on these today and haven't used one since morning. But right now I'm...
    samm11 samm11 22-25, M Dec 15, 2015

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    After this pouch of tobacco is finished.

    I am giving up smoking. Smoking is too expensive in Australia along everything else. Now I have a huge goal to achieve where sacrifices have to be made and smoking is one of them. A 22 year habit flushed down the dunny.
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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    simpletwisted simpletwisted 56-60, M 8 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    On My Way

    This is kinda the first step for me... Ive been smoking since I was 13 and recently Ive been smoking wayyyy too much. I dont work so theres basically nothing stopping me lighting up whenever... and its got stupid.So after some 'persuading' by my partner and realising what its...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 31-35, F 12 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Got home today and much to my surprise,

    my pack of cigarettes wasn't in my pocket where it always is. I live in a small village for the time being, and the thought of getting back on the bike and going back to the city, then all the way back to the village... No. So this is as good a time to quit as any. And so far...
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    Day six. Doing good. I know to a lot of you

    this seams trivial and silly. But those that have been here, know it means a lot. And to those want too, I hope you will give it a try. To that one very special lady. Thank you sweetie.
    simpletwisted simpletwisted 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 7, 2015

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    Wasn't last night's post inspiring?

    ??? Yeah, well...I'm still a loser smoker this morning.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 14 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    I took up smoking when I was 17,

    promising myself that if I was still smoking at 21, I would quit. That never happened and I'm now 24. I love the feeling of smoking so much but I need to quit. Enough is enough
    lollygag21 lollygag21 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2015

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    there are many remedy

    that can keep you away from smoking.
    nareshkumarbhutani nareshkumarbhutani 36-40, M Nov 28, 2015

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2015

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    Cigarettes. Not weed.

    But yes cigarettes....
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 2

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    just to give people hope .

    I've been smoking a lone time and I have been saying I have to quit .I do then go back and quit again and go back this time I did and I have not gone back its been 3 months and I feel like I did it so Dont give up .wishing you all a smoke free life
    glrock glrock 41-45, M Oct 23, 2015

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    It's hard. Because it's like my pastime.

    Everytime I'm bored or angry or sad or tired, I go out for a smoke. :/
    DrmrX0001 DrmrX0001 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    the most ill ever smoke in a day is 7 to 8

    cigarettes I dont smoke a pack a day but its become a everyday convenience for me with all the insanity and obstacles im facing I always at some point of the day go out and burn one cause its kind of a depressant for me
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2015

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    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    I keep trying to quit

    yet somehow sometimes I still find myself chain smoking. I just can't help myself it happens when I'm bored or stressed or have nothing else to do. It happens when I overwork myself. It just keeps happening and I have no idea how to stop myself. Please help.
    justanothertesla justanothertesla 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    Dammit, I hadn't had a cigarette

    since November, but I cracked and got a pack yesterday 😦
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Having children is all I have ever wanted.

    My husband told me that when I stop smoking we can try for kids. Why can't I stop for the thing I want most? I have the motivation.. I think..
    Moweb95 Moweb95 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

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    Oh I do want to quit them

    so badly but the evil cancer sticks have such a bad grip on me! How sad that I haven't got that will power to give up those horrid things. I hate them so much. YES HATE THEM! I hate the way they make me smell I hate the way they make me crave them I hate the way that the...
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 4, 2015

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    ugh I want a cigarette

    so bad. but trying to fight the urge. sigh
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    Targeting January 1st To Quit

    I am thinking of trying to quit again on January 1st. I had quit for the last part of my pregnancy last year (after trying for months to do it--feeling guilty the whole time until I quit), but started up again after my baby was born. I am back to just over a pack a day again, and...
    EricsWifey EricsWifey 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Day five. Doing good.

    Seams a bit easier each day. Hope others can do this too. Pm if I can help
    simpletwisted simpletwisted 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    Twas The Night Before Quitting

    Twas the night before quitting, I am finishing this pack. I have already gone out out and bought a months worth of patches. *takes a drag and blows out smoke*My addiction, my drug, my dirty little secret started at the age of eighteen.I was at a friends home overnight and we...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 12 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    It's been two weeks today

    and I'm still doing good
    simpletwisted simpletwisted 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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    I said to myself in a past post here

    that I was giving up smoking. I did really well until just last week I took it up again :( .
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2015

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    No More Smoker Gemma

    Ive had enough...Ive tried cutting down and its working kinda but now Ive made my mind up... Im stopping smoking!!! This afternoon I was emptying the ashtray pouches Ive got in my bag then I had to go outside for a smoke in the freezing cold and it hit me... it stinks it makes me...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 31-35, F 23 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    I Quit!

    I can say that I used to be a smoker. At one point I used to smoke a pack and a half a day. I tried to quit several times. What I found is trying to be healthy and spiritual helped me out. I just suffered through all the addiction. Also I got this nasty cavity and lost half my...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 2 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    I have smoked since I was 14 years old.

    .. over the years I cut down, but only really stopped for a total of 5 months altogether when trying to quit. I worry about weight gain and of course, its the habit that is hardest to break. I also find a good nights sleep impossible when you quit. So it's been 6 months since I...
    BONBEACHER BONBEACHER 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    I have quit I hope I can say now

    and keep it in life of saying it each day. Starting on the 5th of this month of Oct. and today is the 24th, 3 weeks. It was not easy! I still have a thought but not daily and I also keep in my mind of my age. I have a slight need to cough but am hoping it is for a short...
    Bowman44 Bowman44 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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    No big deal to some,

    but today makes a week of no smoking for me. :) Kinda of proud that I've done it on my own No patches no gum no e-cigarettes and No body got KILLED LOL 😊
    simpletwisted simpletwisted 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    So I haven't smoked in 3days

    and I have noticed a huge difference, fresh air for one, I feel a lot more energetic and I don't smell like an ash tray but right now I'm stressed and all I want to do is go to the store and get a pack, just one pack! but I know if I do that I'll be back to square one :(
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I want to at least cut back to a more

    "reasonable" amount. I;ve tried a few times before and never lasted more than a few days but I think if I cut back then over time I will become more ready to do so
    Samantha0289 Samantha0289 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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    Next Year

    i am going to cut down from 30 a day to 20. i smoke most in the evenings and when i go out and haven't got anything that stops me. it will be hard but it's a start :) wish me luck lol Hollie x i'm updating this 'cos i haven't been on in ages and i really tried but i haven't...
    HollieLeanne HollieLeanne 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    I really have to quit this nasty habit.

    I don't really have the money to continue and the stench is awful.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M Dec 11, 2015

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    Day 35

    I've been smoking since i was nearly 8, my grandmother had a habit of leaving lit cigarettes in the ashtray and i had a habit of getting them. I am now near 20 years old and i have quit certain drugs, binge drinking, and others but this is by far one of the hardest "cold turkey...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 22-25, F Apr 23, 2012

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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 1 Response Jan 22

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    Second attempt. I'm at about 26 hours.

    The cravings have not been so bad. I was very tempted to go buy a pack immediately after lunch, but waited ten minutes, had some fruit and water and tried to think about something else. Sure enough, the cravings went down. I began smoking back in 1993. The longest I've gone...
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    One Day But Not Today Or Tomorrow Lol

    I should quit but I can't and right now I don't want to either. Yeah it's bad for me and unless I stop it'll kill me but I like it, plus I'm a total addict. Probably I've been smoking so long it's kind of as natural and part of my day as eating or drinking. Stupid huh?I will...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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