Quited Smoking?

Hong Kong
September 4, 2007 8:49am CST
Oh my! I think I finally did it! It's been a whole week and I haven't had a single cigarette. I wouldn't say that I haven't been tempted for the whole time, but I don't let myself to have one! So have you quited smoking already? What's your experience with it? If you are a smoker, are you planning to quit?
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
4 Sep 07
Oh thats so wonderful of you..Im very proud of you..I would love to quit and I envy you for your efforts...
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
5 Sep 07
Thank you....I will take your words....
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@chileman (969)
• Australia
4 Sep 07
Well done on quitting, you'll feel healthier and of course save alot of money because you have quitted......even food will start to taste different. I was a heavy smoker for 5 years and then a social smoker for 2 before I quit, my family benefited from me doing so.
• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Good for you! I feel that my breathing system is getting on track already! I should start running later to get it all back up the gear! Yes I think the food starts to taste nicely and I can tell the difference *laughs*.
@farazkh1 (1157)
• Pakistan
4 Sep 07
No i have not yet quitted smoking and i think i wont in future it will take longtime for me to quite smoking because i am pretty much addicted to it ......but i am trying to reduce it as much as i can upto 50% so i hope i will reach my goal soon .......
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• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Yes, doing it slowly is good too! I think it's all in the brain, really. I have done some research and it's really all in the brain. I am sure if your brain gives you signals of addiction, your brain has the power to break up with the addiction. I wish you all the very best!
@sunshinecup (7882)
4 Sep 07
Bless your heart and you go girl! That is awesome and you just keep up the great work. As for me sadly I have not stopped smoking yet. I am afraid the will power is not there. I do hope someday I will be successful with it.
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• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Don't worry! I tried quitting for a couple times but in vain! I am sure one day, when you really get tired of it, it will all happen. No pressure is the key!
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I am so proud of you! As a person interested in skin care, I know that you know that the best thing you can do for your skin is to quit smoking! Congratulations. I used to try everything I could think of to get one friend to quit smoking and then one day I was fed up and I just said to her, you know you are still a young woman, but your skin is gray! It turned out her boyfriend had recently told her the same thing and she dumped him for it. But when I told her she quit! Really! And in a few months her skin was pretty again and she got a new and better boyfriend really fast and never smoked again.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
4 Sep 07
I have tried stopping smoking so many times in the past but i always go back to smoking.I do not have plans anymore of stopping and i will just let it be until i really decide to stop. A small kid told me how , he said "...just don't think about it!" , and he is very right, the more we say to ourselves to stop smoking and deliberately do something to stop smoking means that we are still contemplating of smoking, so what is the use if we still think about it? what we resist, persists.If i want to stop smoking , i should not be thinking about it.
• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
At some point, I hated thinking about smoking and "needing" to smoke and therefore I said to myself I had enough of it. I tried quitting before but I wasn't really serious. This time, I smoked my last pack and I told myself that's it! I don't think about it again. Yes, if your brain doesn't think about it, then it will work!
@youless (87667)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Sep 07
I don't smoke but I would congratulate you because you have tried to get rid of it. It is better for your health. A nice girl like you who doesn't smoke will be much more attractive. My dad smoked in the past and he quit it a few years ago. It is not easy. When he felt like smoking, then he would go to do some housework. Then after some time, he didn't want to smoke any more. Please stick to it and do not smoke again. I'm with you:) I hope you will succeed it at last.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 07
Hello wondericequeen, Congratulations to you! I hope you can make it. I know it is hard but well, you will succeed *laughs* I don't smoke and never try to smoke too. I can't stand the smell. I am lucky that my husband is not a smoker too.
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• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Thanks! I think I have done a good job *laughs*.
@patrice7 (1197)
• United States
5 Sep 07
wow!. congratulations.. you know that it is quite hard for a smoker to fight the temptations of smoking and the like.. however you have made it through a week withoug haveing a single puff!. i hope that you will continue what you are doing and i hope that you can eventually quit smoking.. i suggest, to reinforce your commitment in quitting smoking, you engage in active sports or go to the gym and the like so that you will have an impetus for not smoking.. goodluck and have a nice day!.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Congratulations and keep up the good work! I don't smoke and never have, but I so-o-o appreciate people not smoking. Clean air is something I really love to inhale! Good going and keep on keeping on!
• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Yes clean air is really good! I am indeed happy about not smoking *smiles*.
@mrgeee (51)
• Bulgaria
5 Sep 07
I don't smoke but my mother does and I really would like if she had your courage to stop smoking. Well done to you!
• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
I wish that your mom will quit soon then! *smiles*
• China
5 Sep 07
I am a smoker,beforetime,I tried to quit smoking,but I found that I didn't do it.Because sometimes there was very bad mood to me,I couldn't help smoking.Smoking will give some comfortable and let me keep calmness.So I don't want to quit it,although I know smoking is bad for health.But I hope everyone don't smoking,and I am envious of you,good luck with you!
• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Thanks! I am sure if you want to, you will have the power to quit too!
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
You deserve a very very warm congratulations and a round of applause..clap,clap,clap! I wish mom would quit smoking too, I can see how it affects her health and I feel bad about it. :)
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• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Thanks! Oh, I wish your mom would quit soon too! But I know that older people are more inclined to the cigs (like my dad!).
@subathra (3519)
• India
5 Sep 07
That sounds nice.you have great tolerance and hence you were able to quit smoking.I have seen so many people struggling to quit smoking whatever hard ways they try.Anyone keep this policy not to smoke again.I have also seen some of my friends quit smoking and feel better thereafter. have a wonderful day ! suba
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• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Good for your friends, I am sure they feel better after quitting.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
Congratulations! It wasn't really easy to quit. I have lots of friends who tried (but I'm not sure if they are determined though) and they failed. I used to smoke when I was still studying, it started just out of curiosity. I just did it occassionally, when we are at a party or having a good time that's why it is easy for me to stop.
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@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
4 Sep 07
congratulations on your wonderful achievement... quit smoking is not an easy thing... it takes a lot of will power and determination to do that... and it is a good decision as it makes your life healthier as well... good on you... hope you can continue to quit smoking... take care and God Bless you...
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• Hong Kong
5 Sep 07
Thanks! I will keep it up and yes I think determination is the key to success here!
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
10 Sep 07
No, I do not smoke at all. I am non-smoker.
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@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
Hello there!(",) I really would like to congratulate you for a job well done! Keep it up. I believe it's been hard for you but for sure it pays off because it's all worth it. I'm not a smoker and didn't try it and will never try it. I hope others will emulate you for that. As they say, if there is a will, there is a way. God bless and take care always!(",)
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• United States
5 Sep 07
i quit smoking in nov and have not looked back or wanted one since. congrats to u
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@maheksaj (117)
5 Sep 07
no i was never a smoker and never intented to be ....but i am glad that u realised and now u have quitted it and i know its very difficult to quit something we have been used ... and i know because my dad used to have and it really took his life to quit smoking but now he is far far away it and he fairing quite well ...if my dad did it so can anybody so guys pls never smoke it sucks the life out of u
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