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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. 2,852 People

    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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    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

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    I quit smoking GAINING ANY WEIGHT!

    ! Not one pound! It'll be a year in January! And I didn't go crazy exercising or dieting! It CAN be done!
    freedomfound freedomfound 41-45, F Nov 10

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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 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 30

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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 do that've time to quit smoking

    but I don't have time to not smoke anymore ... It made sense in my head
    demandatory demandatory 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 10

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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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    bigbrownbastard bigbrownbastard 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    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 Response Jul 23

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    As it turns out alcohol

    and quitting smoking don't mix very well...
    ReveredPotion ReveredPotion 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 21

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    **** is bad. Tried to quit smoking

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

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    demandatory demandatory 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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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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    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

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    So far, I have went 11 hours without one.

    I am almost to my breaking point, but I'm trying to hang in there! I keep trying to do things that will distract me like writing, cleaning, EP-ing. Lol. Focusing on keeping a positive, can-do attitude! Mind over matter. ūüėĆ
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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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'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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    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 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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    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

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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

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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

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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 2 days ago

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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 want to quit cigarettes

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

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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 hate being so dependant on smoking.

    It so hard to quit though :(
    bigbrownbastard bigbrownbastard 18-21, M Aug 8

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    It's hard. Because it's like my pastime.

    Everytime I'm bored or angry or sad or tired, I go out for a smoke. :/
    DreamerX01 DreamerX01 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    lostinnewengland lostinnewengland 41-45, F 1 Response May 21

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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 4 Responses Jul 23

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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 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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    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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    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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    demandatory demandatory 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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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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    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've had enough of cigarettes!

    !! They've ruled my life for too long. So this Sunday is quit day! Anybody else thinking about quitting that wants to buddy up to help each other through?
    sarastar7 sarastar7 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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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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    leyla29 leyla29 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 15

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Dec 10

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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