(Closed) Anyone a smoker or former smoker?

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Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I smoked from age 16-22 & quit by doing acupuncture. Then I got injured & started smoking again out of boredom from age 27-30 & quit again by acupuncture.  I’m 33 now & haven’t smoked since.  I didn’t want to quit bc I loved smoking but I had to bc I needed my body to heal as quickly as possible.  I ended up living in chronic pain for 7 years. I’m finally not living in constant pain anymore. Good luck!  It really makes a difference in how you feel. 

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was a smoker for 8 years.  during that time I’d quit for 3 months at a time but always go back. I quit cold turkey when I met my husband, but I’d still have them occasionally (when drinking with a person who smokes). All that stopped when we got pregnant! I’m hoping that I’ll never have another in my life, but I don’t know how realistic that is because I definitely still want them when my friends are smoking.

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Maybe in Denmark

I don’t smoke but I’ve been around many people who do and have.. It’s a real struggle to quit. For some who had smoked for many years it seemed the hardest.. I wish good luck to everyone trying and congrats to everyone who has cut back on the number of cigarettes and quit completly. 🙂 It is not easy

Post # 34
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648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Boxerlover24:  Its honestly the BEST deterent. Ill look over after a few drinks and be like “hmmmm I remember how good that felt” and then get a wiff and BLECH. haha If im in a closed space with a heavy smoker whos covered in the smell itll turn my stomach!

Post # 35
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Worker bee

I’m a “stress” smoker. If I’m REALLY stressed or something I’ll have a cigarette but I always feel insanely guilty afterwards (even though it feels so good during) and it’s been about 9 months since my last cigarette. I was never a heavy smoker or anything. 

My mom however quit cold turkey and for her the gum seemed to help. Just watch out for mood swings or crankiness, my mom was a complete B when she was quitting but some much healthier because of it.

Post # 36
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2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I smoked for 7 years, and I can’t even be around cigarette smoke anymore. I unsuccessfully quit 3 times, and the last time I “quit,” I would still buy packs of cigarettes every few months and smoke one when I got stressed or bored while Fiance (then BF) was at work. I did this for probably 6 months, and the instances of me sneaking a cig began to steadily decrease, more time passing between each one, and I noticed myself not really enjoying them anymore. One night, I was out with my girlfriends at a bar and bummed a cigarette from a guy outside. It was so revolting I tossed it after 2 puffs. That was almost 2 years ago. Haven’t had one since and I rarely get the urge. I don’t really know why it happened this way, I thought I’d be a smoker forever because I loooved cigarettes, but it was like something inside me said, “k, we’re done now.” I know quitting is hard, nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs there is, but it can be done. Good luck. 🙂

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I smoked regularly (10 cigs a day) from 16-24. I quit in 2009 when I got pregnant however I will say that for me the urge to smoke never has fully gone away. Sometimes I see someone smoking and think about how much I miss it and how great the stress relief was with the help of a cigarette. However like others the smell bothers me A LOT and the dissapointment I would have if I smoked after all this time is what keeps me strong. Hang in there – it is tough but soooo worth it to quit.

Post # 38
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209 posts
Helper bee

I smoke daily having about 2-4 sticks. I crave for it most after a workout. No idea why. I try not to bring cigarettes to work so that probaby have stucked me in the 2-4 sticks zone but I can smoked up to 10 sticks if I’m out with friends drinking and partying. I love smoking but loathe! the smell. Hopefully one day I’ll get to quit it entirely

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