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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. 2,933 People

    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 7 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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 why they could be is because right now I really can not afford them. I have no money right now until the end of the week. I have considered two things. One- to make...
    twistedgemini twistedgemini 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 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 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 26-30, F 24 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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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 always went back to it. If anyone reading has never been a smoker it is very hard to describe the addiction. I know it is a nasty...
    cmost cmost 36-40, F 24 Responses May 11, 2007

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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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    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've finally decided to start reducing the

    amount I smoke. This week is going to be 3 per day, next week is going to be 2 and so on. Feel free to wish me luck :).
    ReveredPotion ReveredPotion 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    demandatory demandatory 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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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 stopped smoking in last year

    and there isn't a day that hasn't gone by that I want one so bad. But I knkw that life with my son is so much better since I have stopped.
    Tigersdad4590 Tigersdad4590 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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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 2 Responses Apr 7

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    when I woke up this morning I folded like a

    paper bag. In fact I just had a cigarette. This journey is harder than I initially thought. Can anybody give me some tips on how to combat the urge. I really want to quit. anybody got any quit tips?
    Since2009 Since2009 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    it's been over 7months of not smoking

    after 8 years of smoking. but at night time when I'm alone with my thoughts all I want to do is smoke for some reason I feel like it would make me feel better even though I know smoking wouldn't change the way I'm feeling.
    DizziMayy DizziMayy 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I enjoy the buzz. Seriously.

    Grass, as me and my bestie and smoking buddy are calling it these: grassss)cuz we don't like the social implications of smoking weed). I'm smoking right now. A gorgeous organic crystalline seteva while watching boondocks on Netflix. The score is seriously underrated. So the...
    coppertoned coppertoned 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    That's it, I'm done smoking.

    I had my moment. It's OVER.
    Firecandy Firecandy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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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 possible to stop smoking for good. Let's get one thing straight: You absolutely have to want to quit. I started smoking 8 years ago...
    FleshingOut FleshingOut 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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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 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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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 11 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    lostinnewengland lostinnewengland 41-45, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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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 smoking. Two weeks later, another x-ray...still pneumonia...still smoking. Another two weeks, another x-ray. The pneumonia was finally gone...
    amberreflections amberreflections 41-45, F 3 Responses May 10, 2012

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    A Hard Habit To Break

    I've been smoking since I was fourteen years old. It's time to quit. I want to so bad, but I know its going to be hard, Cigarettes have become sort of like my social crutch. It's so easy whenever I'm in a group setting standing off to the side on my own to light a cigarette so I...
    explainit2me explainit2me 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2011

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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 really am going to try.

    I quit tobacco and was using the e-cig for a couple months, I was doing good. But..something happened and I started up again, been smoking ever since. I just feel so stressed. I usually smoke with friends, driving and when I get sad. It feels so difficult at times to try...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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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 convicted of my smoking habit I started trying to quit at the end of last year. God really laid on my heart how horrible this habit was for me and what a...
    Imnothomeyet Imnothomeyet 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    dayBYdayBYday14 dayBYdayBYday14 26-30, F Jan 16

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    I've done it before but

    that wasn't for me . I just smoked my second cigarette in 6days and it made me dizzy .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 11

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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 should smoke, I'm only 23 working 6 days a week in costumer service, usually for people who treat you less than human, and it's easy to slip...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 23

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    Ready...i Hope...

    today is my last pack, and i've been smoking it as slowly as possible...tomorrow when the pack is gone, that will be it! there's so many better things i could be doing with what little money i have...i've been smoking since i was 15, so i know it's going to be a tough one...i've...
    petalsopentothemoon petalsopentothemoon 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2010

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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 candidate for Chantix. So, I bought an e-cigarette with progressively lower nicotine cartridges. I am anxious about making this change in...
    amberreflections amberreflections 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    I'm about to embark on

    yet another journey. The journey of becoming a nonsmoker. I'm going to set my quit date to now.
    Since2009 Since2009 26-30, F Feb 13

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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 just quit again 3 weeks

    now I hope I can keep it up
    glrock glrock 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 4

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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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    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 have saved, how many extra days, hours or seconds you will live longer (lol) and many more features, i suggest anyone interested in quiting to try...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M Jan 9

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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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    I'm a smoker who hates smoking.

    I want to quit but still smoke. Nothing helps the craving. Patches, vapes and etc don't help!
    lyinginwait lyinginwait 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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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 a day in 2014. I am ready to quit. I haven't smoked in 2015 but I really want to. How do I control??
    vsonline4u vsonline4u 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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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 3 Responses Oct 27, 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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    A year ago I found this medwakh in my moms

    bedroom and I decided to steal it.. Medwakh is the pipe use to smoke dokha. My mom never knew and I never really knew how to use it. After new years I've met this person through family friends who smokes dokha. She hasn't smoked in 2 months and I told her that I have it but I...
    Lovepugs4ever Lovepugs4ever 16-17, F Apr 8

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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

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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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 breathe better and not cough so much. Plus vaping good tasting e juice taste much better than cigarettes. Now when I'm...
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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