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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. 2,966 People

    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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    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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    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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    ... And I did for quite a while.

    Three months really. I started again. No one's fault but mine, I agree. Choosing tho, between losing it, snapping out completely and mutilating you, till you are as blank, bare and twisted as I feel inside, or offend you with my cigarette stench... Sam walks away, blazes one...
    sambiggie sambiggie 36-40, M Jul 6

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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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    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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    ugh I want a cigarette

    so bad. but trying to fight the urge. sigh
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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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 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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    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    So I bought a vaporizer from speedway

    and a pack of cigs. I plan on making this my last. Any other suggestions outside of this?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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

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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 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    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 Feb 3

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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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    the problem with me and smoking is

    that everytime I go outside and start smoking it feels like a mini-vacation...everything is quiet, the messes I have to clean up are out of sight...it's just me and that cigarette alone....I know that giving it up would be the best thing for me but I'm just having a hard time...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    I need to I smoke then I feel like ****,

    but I was addicted but slowly I'm quitting I'm proud of myself
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F Mar 12

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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 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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    I've been wanting to quit smoking

    and drinking altogether for a very long time. I swear to myself that I will feel better in the long run. I just have to remind myself of this when I feel lonely.
    Wellnezamy Wellnezamy 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm watching the clock on the wall slowly tick

    away praying for the convenience store to close so that I won't be able to buy cigarettes. This has been a rough 24 hours.
    TroubleTree TroubleTree 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 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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    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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    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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    If you want to quite smoking wear a patch.

    . It can't be hard Put your mind to it
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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'm about to embark on

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

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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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    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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 13

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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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    demandatory demandatory 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 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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    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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    Why not now?. No, not right now.

    Right now I want to tell my story and experience with smoking. As many others, I was standing in a shed with an friend, he was smoking and asked me if I wanted to try. I coughed a little, it was not all that nice. But I sorta just manned myself up. And wanted to go along, not...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 21

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    stephane28 stephane28 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    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 1 Response Feb 9

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