Quitting yet?

United States
May 10, 2010 2:01am CST
I've been smoking for the pass 2 years and I have to say it's getting harder to quit. I wish I never started. But does anyone who smoked longer than I have, tried smoking? If so, I need your help. I could do cold turkey before and I didn't last a week. I don't want to turn to the gum or the patch because when I tried it, it failed and I realized it was a waste of money. If it helps, I also know that you shouldnt try to quit when you are most stressed.
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@Eppie2010 (509)
• Philippines
11 May 10
I started smoking when I was 17 years old, I quit when I got pregnant at age 27 and during that time I smoked almost 1 pack a day. I also went through the many cycles of quitting and smoking. My almost successful quitting experience was after I got married and got pregnant. I quit because of the baby of course but it was very easy for me then because when I was pregnant the smoke made me dizzy and very nauseous. Stress was the main reason why I started smoking again after giving birth. I was not happy with it but I can't seem to fight the urge. Anyway, I quit smoking again when I got pregnant with my second baby and that was in November 1998 and I'm happy to say that I have not smoked again since then. Drinking coffee is now my vice. :)
• United States
11 May 10
With your story, I am very proud and happy that you had shared it with me, hun. That's what I was telling myself too, I will make my child my motivation and take advantage of that 1 year that that I cant smoke but it is hard with stress lingering EVERYWHERE!
• China
10 May 10
well,i have to tell you,where there is a will there is a way. i've smoked for yrs,at least more than four yrs,and once i read a news and the photo of a addict,eh,that disgusts me a lot,even now,i don't my lung to be like that photo in the future... plus,one of my friend quitted successfully,that made me feel admirable. i want to be a strong will man.so i quitted,so far 3 months passed.
• United States
10 May 10
congrats, hope youre holding on well. I would like to do the same and I am starting after this stressful month. I know it sounds bad but my doctor said to never TRY and quit while stressed it makes it even more difficult.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
22 Aug 10
Well i dont smoke and i try to get my friends out of this habit.
@Eppie2010 (509)
• Philippines
11 May 10
I started smoking when I was 17 years old, I quit when I got pregnant at age 27 and during that time I smoked almost 1 pack a day. I also went through the many cycles of quitting and smoking. My almost successful quitting experience was after I got married and got pregnant. I quit because of the baby of course but it was very easy for me then because when I was pregnant the smoke made me dizzy and very nauseous. Stress was the main reason why I started smoking again after giving birth. I was not happy with it but I can't seem to fight the urge. Anyway, I quit smoking again when I got pregnant with my second baby and that was in November 1998 and I'm happy to say that I have not smoked again since then. Drinking coffee is now my vice. :)