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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. 2,770 People

    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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    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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    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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    Day 1 Of Quitting Smoking!

    I think it has been pretty easy today, but I know it's going to be tough tomorrow and especially day 3-5. I struggle with talking myself into buying smokes and minimize the choice to smoke. So annoying!
    LoveJunky LoveJunky 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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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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    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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    It'S Time

    I've been a smoker for just over 7 years. Most of the time it doesn't affect my health, or if it does I don't notice it. This is probably why I never had much of a strong desire to quit smoking. Another thing that I guess I rationalize with myself is there are 3 important people...
    pag089 pag089 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    Finally Smoke Free!!!

    I have tried everything to quit smoking. Patches, gum, Wellbutrin and chantix didn't help. I decided to try the Ego e cigs. I've been smoke free for 7weeks and 3 days!!! They have any flavor you could want. I now get my stuff from Nosmokevape.com Give it a try and let me know...
    Flashtwo Flashtwo 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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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 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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    I'm Trying To Slowly Quit Today

    I have been smoking for 29 years (I'm only 42). I have only tried to quit smoking one time (that only lasted three days), and I have tried to cut down. I did good for awhile there and was down to 5 cigarettes a day.Then, we had to move. That was back in April, but I have found...
    momrocks2 momrocks2 41-45, F Aug 20, 2013

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    I again got relapsed on nicotine

    after 11 hours of abstinence. Sick and tired of being sick and tired of quitting again and again.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 4 Responses Mar 24

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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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 4 Responses May 10, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    10 days to quit nicotine.

    This time its gonna happen. God Love You.
    Invinciblehuman Invinciblehuman 26-30, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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 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
    Tara86 Tara86 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 1

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    No, I've not hit rock bottom!

    I just want to do it:).... Starting this very moment! I've already drawn up a month long routine, I've stocked up on coffee, and am just about to finish filling up cigarettes cases with craved carrots:))! Lets do this;>~~*
    TheConcierge TheConcierge 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    My First (And Last) Smoking Experience

    My parents are smokers. They started smoking when they were teenagers, their parents and family members smoked, it's in my blood. My Dad doesn't smoke, but my mother does. Smoking is said to be genetic, you're more likely to smoke, drink, and do drugs if a parent does. I find it...
    nyancatnatalie nyancatnatalie 18-21, F Sep 9, 2013

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    Gyahhh.

    It was my first vice, and now it's my last. I've stopped drinking, even though I always crave it. I've stopped smoking pot, even though all three of my room mates smoke it. So, why is this so hard? I've cut back from a pack a day to 1-2 cigarettes a day. Can't seem to make that...
    Unicornucopia Unicornucopia 22-25, F Nov 7, 2013

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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 Really Do Want To Quit

    I started smoking when I was 18. So for 22 years Ive been smoking. Ive noticed the past two years I have increased my habit to where it disgusts me. I tried an experiment on myself regarding quitting. I quit drinking sodas. I was actually successful for about a month. But I fell...
    mrcrackers mrcrackers 36-40 Sep 19, 2013

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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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    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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    suki291 suki291 18-21, F 29 Responses Feb 17

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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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    "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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Slowly, But Surely...I Hope.

    I am smoking one less cigarette a day to see if I can do it. Today, my limit is 13 cigarettes. Tomorrow is 12, the next day is 11, and so on.Hoping this works for me....
    momrocks2 momrocks2 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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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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    Man Of Steel.

    I started smoking at a young age. My dad would give me a cigarette when i would be crying after he raped me or beat me, he said it would make everything better. he forced me to smoke, he would make me , if i didnt he would light it and burn me with it. so after a while i just did...
    th3cha0s th3cha0s 13-15, M 6 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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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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    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 5 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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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    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 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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    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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    Cigarettes And Me

    I inhaled my first cigarette before I was 10 years old. I had stolen a Benson & Hedges and a lighter from my mother's handbag, taken it outside into the garden. The taste was disgusting but I kept on smoking it because it made me feel closer to my absent mother. No one saw me...
    swissdiana swissdiana 41-45 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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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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