Quit Smoking? Have you been successful?

No Smoking - Have you been able to quit smoking?
India
May 24, 2007 6:46am CST
I used to be a smoker till 3 months back. But I am happy now that I have been able to quit smoking since then. I do smoke now too, but it is not a daily affair. Now I smoke very rarely, once or twice in a month whenever I have my drinks. Has any one of you been able to quit smoking completely?
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20 responses
@ElicBxn (60829)
• United States
24 May 07
I have a friend that stopped completely. She gave it up for Lent & believes that if you give up something for Lent, you give it up for good. She's even confessed when she dreams about smoking since she also believes what you dream about can be an occassion of sin. She now has considerable medical problems from the 8 yrs she did smoke even tho she gave it up when she was 28 & is now 59.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 May 07
Thats so funny because thats what I do. But now I never drink. I will smoke if Im really upset about something. And I think we a unique type of people that we can just smoke occasionally. Alot of people could never do that.
@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
24 May 07
yup. not all people are able to quit smoking even if they really want to. so, it's amazing knowing that lots of people just like you are able to quit it.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
24 May 07
Congrats on doing so well! I quit smoking almost three years ago. I read the book by Allen Carr. I went from more than a pack a day to beeing a non smoker overnight. And it was extremely easy. Wondered why I have smoked every day for more than a decade, thinking i would never be able to quit.
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@beaniegdi (1966)
24 May 07
Congratulations on giving up smoking. I used to smoke but gave up completely about 10 years ago. I know it can be hard and it took me quite a few tries over a few years before I managed it. I hope you keep it up and maybe manage to cut them out completely. Keep up the good work and your health will benefit greatly from giving up.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
24 May 07
I ws not really a smoker but I tried to smoke only occasionaly. But my father is really a change smoker as I remember when I was a kid I used to warned him to quit smoke because I can't stand the bad odor and I can't get along with my dad often. And finaly now he already quit smoking for about 10yrs already and he was succesful.
@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
25 May 07
Well ranjeetkolarkar, compliments, I know it is very hard to stop smoking. I never smoked in my life, but I have some friends who tried to stop and not everybody could stop, some of them could quit smoking completely. others couldn't and started again smoking. It's very important to quit smoking for your health and also for the health of people who live near you.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
25 May 07
No, I have been a smoker for a very long time. Once, a long time ago I used the nicobate chewing gum to try to quit, but as I hate chewing gum of all types, this didn't last. Then about 11 years ago I tried the nicobate patches. This worked for 6 months, but then when my late husbands cancer got very bad, I took up smoking again. You are done very well to get this far without smoking.
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
24 May 07
I've tried to quit smoking so many times - but without much success. The longest I went was for around 4 weeks, then I had a smoke thinking it wouldn't matter if I had just the one and before I knew it I was back on a pack a day again. One day i'll try again! ;)
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@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
24 May 07
my boyfriend had been a smoker for 17 years. but by the time he met me, he decided to quit. i did not force him to do so. he even surprised me last december telling me that he finally put an end to his vice. i was so surprised and very happy about it. i think one can truly stop smoking when he's determined and willed to do so. i am glad to know you quit, too! you can do it!
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@santuccie (3375)
• United States
28 May 07
Yes, I'm happy to say I have. One of my friends told me that he'd quit by picking a date. It wasn't easy, but it worked. I think my quit date was March 13 last year (12th being my last smoke), but I'm not 100% sure of it. I am 99% sure though, as I would have wanted it on the 13th to relate to my AA birthday (6/13/2003), and I also wanted to quit before I left Turlock. That was before last Easter.
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• India
1 Jun 07
thats great, it really is quite hard to give up smoking. I admire you for your achievement.
@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
Yeah.. I've quit smoking completely for around 10 months now and counting. =) Before that, I was a smoker for 6 years and I just suddenly decided that I didn't wanna smoke anymore. And just like that, I quit cold turkey~! =D
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
25 May 07
On the 20th August 2004, I stopped cold turkey. I smoked the occasional herbal ciggy till I was heartily sick of them and stopped those as well. I had been smoking 60+ a day and spending about $150 a week. It was wonderful having all that extra money...I sure needed it. I had a few ciggys on New Years Eve last year and then for some reason, I started smoking again about 3 months ago. Only 3-4 a day to start, now I'm up to 30 a day. I'm disgusted with myself and finding it difficult to stop again.
@mdchennai (2129)
• India
25 May 07
Ya, i have been successful same like you. Even i was a smoker but then now a days, i smoke only when i meet my college friends. I meet them once in two weeks and so i am confident now that i have been able to quit. I have not quitted completely and i dont even think that i will do it because i enjoy smoking when i am with my friends. Not because i am addicted but because its just an entertainment.
@angela2006 (1846)
• China
25 May 07
I do not smoke,but I know it is not easy to quit smoking.I know so manyu people who want to give up smokeing,but after a while,they just smoke again.
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@jarves (814)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
I know it is really hard to quit smoking, I mean, it is your life. It is really hard to stop something that you are used to in doing. But discipline itself and the will to stop smoking plus the support of you love ones will really help a lot in combating that kind of vice.
• United States
21 Sep 07
This is my 3rd day with out a cig. I replaced it with dipping. Yes yes, I know it's a discusting habbit, but it's either dipping or smoking, and I was starting to have breathing trouble. Replacing the source of nicotine is the way to go. When snus becomes available in my area I will switch to it and no longer have to spit which is the really bad part about dipping. All you people who are still smoking one smoke one for me!
• Malaysia
21 Sep 07
hi, ranjeetkolarkar..i non-smoker.. but last time i have try to smoke.. my friends ask me to try.but no nice...i don't like people smoke in front of me.. i always say my friend try stop smoke and smoke no good..
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
21 Sep 07
Yes I quit a few years ago, it was really hard, but I'm glad I did it.
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
27 May 07
No success! in fact i do not want to quit the smoking now.and i believe i can not quit it.so no any idea to do it now or future.
@ondo1015 (1885)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I succeed
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
26 May 07
I am so happy friend that you have quit smoking. I am not a smoker and I have never smoked, but I do know how difficult people find it quiting smoking. Thanks and have a nice day.