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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. 2,767 People

    I Need To Try And Quit Smoking. - I'm about 16-17, and I've been smoking since I was 14. My parents don't know, I'm pretty damn good at hiding it. The problem is, I don't know how...
    NicoleCrazy NicoleCrazy 16-17 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    I'm currently smoking my last and I don't plan on buying anymore. My job is a very stressful one and I know I'll want one as soon as I get in over my head again. Are there any...
    biologynerd91 biologynerd91 22-25, F Mar 3

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    My Last Pack Of Smokes...I Think. What To Do....what To Do..... - Right now I am staring at my last pack of unopened smokes. Well. They very well COULD be my last pack. The reason...
    twistedgemini twistedgemini 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    I Have Found My Motivation To Quit. - Originally, my doctor did a chest x-ray during my annual physical because I smoke. They found pneumonia. That wasn't enough to make me stop...
    amberreflections amberreflections 41-45, F 4 Responses May 10, 2012

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    Oh My, This Mighty Grip! - I hate smoking. I hate the butts on the ground, I hate the buuts on the beach, I hate the smell of it in my hair and clothes, I hate the feeling I get...
    floridagal floridagal 41-45, F 16 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    I've been smoking a pack a day for two years. Everytime I think about quitting I get really anxious and nervous. I really want to quit but at the same time I feel like smoking is...
    shesthebosss shesthebosss 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    My First (And Last) Smoking Experience - My parents are smokers. They started smoking when they were teenagers, their parents and family members smoked, it's in my blood. My Dad...
    nyancatnatalie nyancatnatalie 18-21, F Sep 9, 2013

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    2009 Goal - I smoke about 1/2 a pack a day. Marlboro Reds, I have been smoking for about 10 years now, of and on. This coming year will be my last. I have to stop. I have...
    guynextdoor guynextdoor 41-45, M 11 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Finally Smoke Free!!! - I have tried everything to quit smoking. Patches, gum, Wellbutrin and chantix didn't help. I decided to try the Ego e cigs. I've been smoke free for 7weeks...
    Flashtwo Flashtwo 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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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...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 2 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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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...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    I want to give up smoking because of my heart condition getting worse and I feel breathless after every chore or even walking to the letter box...I have tried many times in the...
    WildNikolaRose33 WildNikolaRose33 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    Started up again on my trip to Europe last summer after being a non-smoker for 7 years! Ugh! I'm dumb. I need to quit but it's harder this time around.
    mousecop mousecop 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I'm Quittin! - :) I'm finally quitting after telling myself I need to for so long.  I know it's not long, but I haven't had one since Monday.  Today is Thursday.  I...
    SisBoomBah SisBoomBah 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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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...
    EricsWifey EricsWifey 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 26-30, F 13 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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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...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 26-30, F 25 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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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...
    HollieLeanne HollieLeanne 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Phew... I'm Feeling Anxious... - Tomorrow, I start life as a non smoker. I have tried the gum, patches, lossingers, inhalers and cold turkey. None of them worked. I am not a...
    amberreflections amberreflections 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    I'm Trying To Slowly Quit Today - I have been smoking for 29 years (I'm only 42). I have only tried to quit smoking one time (that only lasted three days), and I have tried to cut...
    momrocks2 momrocks2 41-45, F Aug 20, 2013

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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...
    unpredictablyme unpredictablyme 31-35, F 21 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    New Ideas For Those Who Want To Stop Smoking A lot of people still have a hard time when they want to quit smoking, even though they know all about the negative effects that...
    killbadhabits killbadhabits 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I Really Do Want To Quit - I started smoking when I was 18. So for 22 years Ive been smoking. Ive noticed the past two years I have increased my habit to where it disgusts me. I...
    mrcrackers mrcrackers 36-40 Sep 19, 2013

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    I know it is horrible and a waste of money, but I can't seem to fully give them up. I have cut down greatly, but the first one in the morning, after meals and at work seems...
    RooseBolton RooseBolton 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    "I Want to Quit Smoking" - I really want to quit smoking. I started smoking when I was just 15 years old. I am 37 now. I have quit or tried to several times over the years and I...
    cmost cmost 36-40, F 24 Responses May 11, 2007

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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...
    anteye anteye 36-40, M 11 Responses Nov 23, 2006

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    i wounder d im in New relationship he hates me smoking so Ive been trying to quit this week i spent 3 days with him and managed 3 days with no smoking but then as soon as i go home...
    itsme101 itsme101 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    Haven"t Smoked In 40 Days - Hey folks, I just want to encourage everyone reading this because, despite you're prior attempts or lack of hope for the future, It is still very...
    FleshingOut FleshingOut 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    Its hard to quit. I wanted to and came so close. I was going to breastfeed my baby and didn't even have one drag from time he was born up until a week after. Had trouble trying to...
    lalangel30 lalangel30 26-30, F Feb 17

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    Slowly, But Surely...I Hope. - I am smoking one less cigarette a day to see if I can do it. Today, my limit is 13 cigarettes. Tomorrow is 12, the next day is 11, and so on.Hoping...
    momrocks2 momrocks2 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I again got relapsed on nicotine after 11 hours of abstinence. Sick and tired of being sick and tired of quitting again and again.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I almost beat the odds. I had my first cigarette at 18. Then I didn't smoke until 22. I want to stop smoking, but I love smoking. Smoking reminds me of past lovers, and now that...
    foreverfree91 foreverfree91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    No, I've not hit rock bottom! I just want to do it:).... Starting this very moment! I've already drawn up a month long routine, I've stocked up on coffee, and am just about to...
    TheConcierge TheConcierge 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I Get Out of Breath to Easily - Hi, I started smoking when I was around 12. I probably smoked on average of about 1/2 a pack a day. Sometimes a little more sometimes less. I quit...
    Cassandra Cassandra 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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    But it's so haaaaaaaaarddddd.
    suki291 suki291 18-21, F 29 Responses Feb 17

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    Cigarettes And Me - I inhaled my first cigarette before I was 10 years old. I had stolen a Benson & Hedges and a lighter from my mother's handbag, taken it outside into the garden...
    swissdiana swissdiana 41-45 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    Day Four - Cold Turkey Quitters Rock - I would really like to hear from fellow smokers (or soon-to-be ex-smokers) who are in the beginning phases of their quit. I know the first...
    gernerpie gernerpie 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I want to quit smoking so badly, I have the nicotine gum I hope it works for me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 1

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    I Am Not Ready to Leave This Realm - When I was first diagnosed with emphysema I cried.  I also didn't believe that this could happen to me, i am only in my early...
    Sunflower2 Sunflower2 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    I'm A Chain Smoker - I never smoked in my life until my husband of 13 years kicked me out of the house. I started just puffing on Lucky Strikes every now and then. I ended up...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Omg I Just Realized 2 Year Anniversary Today - Hahaha so i'm sitting on here updating my profile and noticed I had put in my special date of quitting.. Low and behold I didnt...
    quittingcold quittingcold 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2010

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    Day 1 Of Quitting Smoking! - I think it has been pretty easy today, but I know it's going to be tough tomorrow and especially day 3-5. I struggle with talking myself into buying...
    LoveJunky LoveJunky 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    It'S Time - I've been a smoker for just over 7 years. Most of the time it doesn't affect my health, or if it does I don't notice it. This is probably why I never had much of a...
    pag089 pag089 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    Man Of Steel. - I started smoking at a young age. My dad would give me a cigarette when i would be crying after he raped me or beat me, he said it would make everything better. he...
    th3cha0s th3cha0s 13-15, M 6 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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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...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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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...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    Ugh... - So I really would like to kick this habit. I lead a healthy lifestyle ... Exercise , been a vegetarian for 20 years ... I do everything as natural as possible but this...
    evestar32 evestar32 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    I always hear a warning when I light up that I need to quit smoking or I won't be able to see my kids grow up. I even get the images of their sad faces when I can no longer comfort...
    FishKiss FishKiss 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I haven't smoked in a few days and the first couple of days has been very tough but it's getting easier as the days go by, think I might be able to do it..fingers crossed
    Tara86 Tara86 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 1

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    Not Completly Ready To Quit Yet. - I want to quit but i can't make up my mind to when, i was going to last week but i didn't have enough tobacco to last the day befor so i got a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Gyahhh. - It was my first vice, and now it's my last. I've stopped drinking, even though I always crave it. I've stopped smoking pot, even though all three of my room mates smoke...
    Unicornucopia Unicornucopia 22-25, F Nov 7, 2013

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