Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I smoked on and off for almost 20 years (YIKES!) but for the past 7 or 8 years, I only smoked a few cigarettes a day. I finally quit, though, and haven’t had a cigarette in about 6 months.
I still miss it once in a while, but I have no desire to start again.
Post # 3
I smoked for 20 years. I only quit 4 months ago. It was incredibly hard and it took 3 months to feel like a normal human being again.
Post # 4
I used to smoke only in parties, then other social gathering, then up to 4 cigarettes a day. I always stopped when I started to hear myself thinking “I need a smoke”. I didn’t want to “need” it. Then I would start again, slowly…
My ex made me quit because he was a big smoker and wanted to quit and thought it would be too hard for him if he had me around smoking. So I did. Then on a New Years eve party, I hid from him after too many drinks, and had litterally two cigarettes in a row. It made me sick. I was never able to touch or even smell cigarettes ever since. Good for me!!
The ex smokes again now. He re-started when I dumped him, like, over a year and a half later.. Sad for him.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I smoked like a chimney for about three years, but quit two years ago.
Post # 6
Congrats! That is awesome that you were able to quit.
There isn’t really an option in your poll for someone like me. I always hated smoking with a passion when I was a little kid–like, refused to sit anywhere near someone smoking, wouldn’t eat at restaurants where the smoking section wasn’t appropriately segregated to keep the fumes out of the normal section, etc. But when I was a young teen (like 14-15), and unable to hold my liquor, my friends convinced me it was a great idea to smoke while drinking. I probably smoked around 10 times. When I finally started to get control over myself when inebriated, I remembered that I hate smoking and wasn’t taking any pleasure in it at all, and stopped. I haven’t smoked since.
So yeah, I was never even close to addicted, but I did, I guess, experiment with them a little before realizing that my experiences with them only reaffirmed the fact that I hate ’em.
I don’t mind the occasional smoke of the next-most-common variety though (which I probably do like, I dunno, 2-3x/year in social settings).
Post # 7
I never smoked cigarettes. I did smoke…. another thing… when I was about 17 and 18. Sometimes I still miss the sensation of smoking. It’s strangely soothing, but definitely not a habit that I wanted to have into my adult years.
Post # 8
I’ve never even tried to smoke anything. At all. Of any kind. Who’s sheltered and has two thumbs?? *this girl*
Post # 9
I tried smoking cigarettes and a few other things during college, but never enjoyed it enough to make a habit of it, luckily enough for me.
ETA: actually, only cigarettes and one other thing, haha.
Post # 10
Good for all you long-time smokers that are making changes! Having been in college for the last five (yes, five) years, it truly amazes me that people my age still start smoking, knowing everything we know now.
Post # 11
Never have and don’t plan on trying it. 🙂
Post # 12
i’ve never smoked… never tried it. i’m kind of dorky, but in this area i think it’s a good thing.
Post # 13
I’ve been smoking for almost 10 years now. It’s not something I’m particularly proud of actually. I’ve quit a few times (the longest being 2 months), and I plan on quitting again, for good. I set my quit-date for May 1st. My Fiance and I decided long ago that we wouldn’t be smokers when we got married, and I, personally, am sticking to my guns!
I’m very proud of all of you that quit smoking. It isn’t an easy thing to do…you all have my admiration!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I would sometimes smoke when drinking in college and during one particularly stressful summer. Not anymore though!
Post # 15
I started smoking when I lived in Europe and kept that up for about a year. Then I quit for about two years but started smoking again as soon as I started law school, (can you say stress?). About half way through law school I started dating a guy in med school who showed me a real lung which used to belong to a smoker. I quit right then and there. that was 4 years ago. Haven’t touched a cigarette since.
Post # 16
I used to smoke like crazy but Fiance and I quit together. I’ve had a few stumbling (er, smoking?) blocks along the way but keeping really active has been a good motivator for me to stay smoke-free. Fiance started smoking again after the death of his father, but he’s quitting again… something that makes me VERY happy!