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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. 2,891 People

    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 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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 little more and did the same thing again. I smoke when i am stressed or nervous and i have been smoking 4 years. I know i i keep smoking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    **** is bad. Tried to quit smoking

    and I can't. Any Suggestions
    TheDonnieLama TheDonnieLama 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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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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    Giving up smoking is the easiest thing I've

    ever done in my life... I've done it over a dozen times... FML
    h4n5dj22 h4n5dj22 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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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 13 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    AND I DID!!!!

    BOOOYAH!!!!! I haven't smoked a cigarette since Thursday, January 17th, at 7pm CST. My clothes smell AMAZING! My hands smell good for HOURS after washing them. I can smell the fabric softener in my clothes. I can smell smoke on other people. I'm never going back. I'm done...
    4ltern4te 4ltern4te 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    I wouldn't say I'm a chained smoker,

    but I am a social smoker and regularly feel I need that daily intake of nicotine. Where I live we have this Arabian kind of smoke where you put it in a pipe and it gives you a buzz for couple seconds. If you do it just when you wake up its called a "morning buzz" and it's the...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F Dec 2, 2014

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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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    VirtualCygnus VirtualCygnus 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12, 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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    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 2 Responses Apr 24, 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 13 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 13

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    has been 28 days without.

    ..have quit many times, even once for 8 years....easy to pick the habit back up...wish me luck...28 days and counting
    dailynudist dailynudist 61-65, M 5 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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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 5 hrs ago

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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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    "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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jan 31

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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 when I can't find the damn lighter. The grip this addiction holds is amazing to me. I want to end this. I want to walk into a...
    floridagal floridagal 41-45, F 16 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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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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    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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    OMG!! I hate cigarettes.

    But im so addicted to them I cant quit!! Patches dont work. Gum dont work. Lollypops dont work. I hate them!!!
    Unsupervised777 Unsupervised777 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 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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    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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    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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    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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    I smoke a pack every day

    and this habit has cost me dearly. I spent over $1,500 on cigaretts in 2014 alone. Smoking has been the greatest challenge for me to overcome. I have tried quiting but the furthest i have gone is about 2 weeks. Its been 10 years since i started and i am now getting ready to...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 4

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

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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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    leyla29 leyla29 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    Just get an e cig ive been using them

    for years after smoking 15 years ill tell u one thing no matter what u read there is no way they have 1000s of bad chemicals like cigs do they cant be worse for u i cant see it
    nicholas1974 nicholas1974 31-35, M Oct 2, 2014

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

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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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    dayBYdayBYday14 dayBYdayBYday14 26-30, F Jan 16

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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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    As it turns out alcohol

    and quitting smoking don't mix very well...
    ReveredPotion ReveredPotion 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 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 don't smoke but my dad quit smoking

    and he smokes 3 packs a day if not more.. If he can do you you guys can too. What he did was he eventually got down to 1 cigarette a day then just stopped.. He switched them out for the sparkling ice water and the electronic blu cigarette. He only uses the electronic one when he...
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 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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    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 25 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    Team Cold Turkey - Day 1: My morning ritual was

    to wake up, pee, wash my hands and smoke a cigarette. Just woke and I already feel my body craving that morning cigarette but my mind is very focused - How could i start the day with a cigarette, inhaling smoke into my body everyday really? cant be a succesful person doing this...
    ninja247 ninja247 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 6

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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