smoking...bad.

India
November 1, 2009 1:16am CST
its been 4 yrs for me since i had started smoking.i started it becoz i saw people around doing it and thought it lookd cool.but now i realize that it is bad for the health.but i cant help it now becoz i have got addicted to it.i smoke about 8-9 cigg. per day.nothin has gone bad with my health yet,but still i feel its not gud.i tried quitting it on number of ocassions but could not succeed.this is what i want to know from u guys.....did anyone of u quit smoking..?? if yes then was it easy for u to quit??
11 responses
2 Nov 09
I haven't quit yet, but i cut down alot. I used to smoke 5-6 a day now im down to 2. Chewing gum, sucking on suckers and lollipops helps alot. It decreases your nicotine cravings.
• Puerto Rico
2 Nov 09
I was a really bad smoker...but when I got pregnant It was really hard to quit...what I did was to smoke less cigg. every day 'til I quit because I knew it was bad not only for me but for the baby 2. It's not easy but you can do it. Just try not to think on smoking and whenever you want to some try some gum instead. hope this help...good luck
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 09
I have been smoking for more than 5 years in the past. I quit smoking after I learned smoking caused so much problem. It is not easy but you must have some determination in doing it. Look at the pictures of some cancers everyday and I think you will quit it.
• United States
2 Nov 09
STOP DOING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! people who are around smoking people get ten years of their life cut off. imagine smoking people! plz stop i beg u! =(
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
2 Nov 09
I know a few people who were bigger smokers then you a pack or more a day. They stopped smoking. One stopped smoking by going for acupuncture. The onther one went for hypnosis. Both have never had the desire to go back to smoking. In fact they can't stand the smell or care to inhale second hand smoke. Good luck to you and hope this helps.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
2 Nov 09
Hi nabeelnaqabia, 8-9 ciggs a day that's nothing lol. I used to smoke a pack maybe a pack and a half a day for years I did quit a few months back and yes it was hard, nicotine addiction, once it gets hold it owns you. I gave up for 2 reasons one my health and second the amount of money it was costing me. I gave up with the help of the nicotine gum and just will power. Just give up when you feel you can do it and use whatever aids that you find helpful to you. Good luck with quitting
• Italy
1 Nov 09
Smoking is a vice and like all vices it need to be helped. Often it is believed that a sufficent effort off will to quit. sometimes outside help is also used instead, someone who requires non-smoking in some way
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
it's actually good that you realize how bad smoking can be. You just need to convince yourself some more and eventually you'll be able to quit it. there's really no easy way and you shouldn't do it in one shot because it might harm you even more. The best thing to change is not really to find someone who can help you but to want it yourself. You have to have the urge to quit it. WIthout you wanting to change, no one can dictate you on what to do. It is only you who have the most power to reverse what you have been having..Good luck. You can do it!!!
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
1 Nov 09
its really difficult to quit smoking once u have been addicted to it.u may find it to be trendy r stylish but on a long run it would make not more than an skeleton nd u start being prone to heart,lung diseases nd make ur living difficult.i have seen my friends dad a smoke addict nd he suffered all those.hence i am warning u.gud day.
@irawan76 (30)
• Indonesia
1 Nov 09
yep .. i really wanna stop smoking but it's hard .. even more hard when your surrounding is smoker .. :(
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Nov 09
Once you decided to quit smoking be determined to do and live with it. There's always a backslide and if you do it will be more harder for you to quit. I have lots of friend who tried to quit smoking but were not strong and determined enough to do it. Now they are more into it. If you smoke for four years now, that's the total number of years that you will need to clear your lungs and be healthy. Be clear about any support that you will need and with who are you going to get that support so that you have a buddy or partner in going through this process. You can do it if only you will believe that YOU CAN! Start now!