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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. 2,814 People

    Hey everyone. I've been smoking

    for 11 years and I smoke about 25 cigarettes a day. I've tried to quit so many times but no success. I'm looking for someone else who is also wanting to quit to be my "quit buddy" as I have read people have more success with a partner to give support and quit with.
    strandednowhere strandednowhere 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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 want to quit cigarettes

    because Its about time to quit endangering my health
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M Jul 9

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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 impossible. Funny that I have tried coke, pot, acid, shrooms, meth, opium, x and alchohol never had a problem dropping those.
    RooseBolton RooseBolton 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    The best way to quit smoking

    or decrease nicotine addiction is, 500mg Niacin x 1 week 1, 500mg Niacin x 2 week 3. 500mg Niacin x 1 week 3. 500mg Niacin x2 week 4 and week 5. 500mg Niacin x 1 week 6. 250mg Niacin week 7. 100mg Niacin week 8. 100mg every 2nd day week 9, Niacin 100mg every 3rd day week 10...
    AncientStar AncientStar 31-35, M May 1

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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 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    hell .... i want to quit smoking ,

    i hav to save my money for future ... this ******* habit make feel irritated , how i m gonna do? i already have tried detox and hub tea , plz someone give me a good tip for quitting smoke
    cham2739 cham2739 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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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'd really like one, but I'm not going to buy any packs.  I keep trying to think of how to keep encourgaging...
    SisBoomBah SisBoomBah 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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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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    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 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 i feel the need to smoke i don't get it i think maby he is like my calm place i get a lot off anxiety when im home so cant help but smoke but its...
    itsme101 itsme101 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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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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    It's only been about 2 weeks

    and honestly I've picked up so many other bad habits. I'm gaining weight, becoming more and more moody, lazy, and I've been chewing gum but it doesn't really do anything anymore :(((
    VivaLaDamn VivaLaDamn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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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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    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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    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

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    I smoke tobacco. Raw,

    loose tobacco that you roll in cigarette paper. Although it is still smoking I do think it's better than smoking cigarettes. They taste better, they are less chemicals, and they don't smell as bad. Well at age thirteen I smoked weed. maybe two times that year and then I moved to...
    scat9x scat9x 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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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 them when they need me most. I can't let this happen, but quitting is such a *****. Any advice on how to control the urge...
    FishKiss FishKiss 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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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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    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 habit I picked up in college is not letting me go. I quit for one year 2 years ago but bounced back when things...
    evestar32 evestar32 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 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 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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    This will help you quit smoking: www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=gSLuAUhxuJw&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgSLuAUhxuJw
    freenix freenix 22-25, M Jan 15

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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 forties.  That was five years ago & i still smoke.  I just can't totally give up this habit.  I keep thinking that if I...
    Sunflower2 Sunflower2 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    I've been smoking for 4 years.

    I'm trying to kick the habit because i want to be more healthy and ****. Any tips or tricks to help me not want to smoke when I'm bored?
    thorness72 thorness72 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    lostinnewengland lostinnewengland 41-45, F 1 Response May 21

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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 moving up to live with my mom and her husband, both chain smokers. I puffed more often just to be sociable and hang out with...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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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 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 past to Quit this horrible habit but failed and even smoked more!! I am now smoking over 20 per day and it is taking its toll on...
    WildNikolaRose33 WildNikolaRose33 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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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 11 Responses Nov 23, 2006

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    I Regret Ever Starting Smoking

    I started at about 15, about to be 31 now and I've struggled trying to quit so many times. I have slight asthma thanks to smoking I weeze at night mostly. I've tried cold-turkey, tried cutting back, can't really even afford them but when I'm out I bum off friends or family...
    TangledVines TangledVines 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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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 18-21, F Apr 23, 2012

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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 recently divorced and smoking became my asylum. I need to stop before real harm is done. This is the first time I...
    guynextdoor guynextdoor 41-45, M 11 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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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 really want to quit smoking.

    I've smoked off and on for 14 years. I really need to quit while I still have my health. I've tried and failed at quitting cold turkey and using nicotine replacement therapies. If anyone who has successfully quit has any helpful advice please feel free to respond.
    kathleen83 kathleen83 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i started to smoke weed

    when i was in grade nine i had my first pull from a blunt. i then slowly started smoking because in high school it was always surrounded by me. I pretty much grew upon it now i want to quite but all my friends and family do it so the spliff just gets past on or ill end up...
    client101 client101 18-21, F Apr 24

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    Honestly I don't even like it!

    !! It smells and tastes bad. But when I'm down and lonely I just want to sit here n smoke! Sigh.
    Gilliankay Gilliankay 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I've been smoking for quite a few years

    but I've been finding myself frustrated and angry that I'm addicted and I want to quit. I've tried but I get extremely aggressive and anxious. I usually use smoking as a relaxant for my anxiety. Wish quitting was easy!
    OnyxHeart OnyxHeart 18-21, F Jul 10

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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 nicotine dependence has on them. If you yourself have struggled to quit smoking, then this article can help. Pick the tips that best suit...
    killbadhabits killbadhabits 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13

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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 want to quit smoking.

    I was smoke free for almost six months, but then I lost my job, and I think the stress of not being able to find another job, jut got to be too much, and I started smoking again. My boyfriend/daddy/dominate doesn't smoke, and I want to be able to quit smoking for him, and for my...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2

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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 effective methods of quitting that actually work to relieve stress better than a smoke break will?
    biologynerd91 biologynerd91 22-25, F Mar 3

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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 three weeks are truly the hardest... but narrowing that down a little more, the first week is actually the hardest. I'm quitting cold turkey...
    gernerpie gernerpie 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I have just switched to an E Cigarette

    and I am having success.. Excited about this first step of being a non smoker!
    BraveRifle BraveRifle 31-35, M Apr 24

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    I really do want to quit smoking,

    but I'm a bit scared of the weight gain many has claimed they've gone through after quitting, what to do?
    Kekegenkai Kekegenkai 18-21 3 Responses May 18

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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 the only thing keeping me sane.
    shesthebosss shesthebosss 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 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
    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 1

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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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    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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    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 once for 2 months. I hardly missed the cigarettes, although I didn't notice that I felt better. If I had really noticed a difference...
    Cassandra Cassandra 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2007

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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 I have none, smoking has filled their void. I smoke, because sometimes I want to push men away. I want to be independent...
    foreverfree91 foreverfree91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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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    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 get the baby to latch but I gave it up, started smoking again and started him on formula instead. Even now, i confine myself to...
    lalangel30 lalangel30 26-30, F Feb 17

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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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