Tired of Smoking!

So, I'm Liz, 21 and have been smoking since I was 15. If you would have asked me a week ago how I felt about that I would say it doesn't matter because I'm "young" But truth is, I can't stand the fact that I smoke and am so dependent on something that if I keep this up will kill me.

I have tried to quit so many times. Less practical ways then most I'm sure, but no matter what I do, I can't kick the habit. I always told myself that as long as I quit by 25 that was alright by me. But the longer I wait, I know I won't and I know it will be harder.

As many times as I have tried to quit, I haven't had any support as everyone I know smokes! I can do this! If I give in....I'm going to dust myself up and start over. I like fresh air too much to keep it so clouded!

Well Thanks and I look forward to getting help and helping in return.

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  • So, I'm Liz, 21 and have been smoking since I was 15. If you would have asked me a week ago how I felt about that I would say it doesn't matter because I'm "young" But truth is, I can't stand the fact that I smoke and am so dependent on something that if I keep this up will kill me.

    I have tried to quit so many times. Less practical ways then most I'm sure, but no matter what I do, I can't kick the habit. I always told myself that as long as I quit by 25 that was alright by me. But the longer I wait, I know I won't and I know it will be harder.

    As many times as I have tried to quit, I haven't had any support as everyone I know smokes! I can do this! If I give in....I'm going to dust myself up and start over. I like fresh air too much to keep it so clouded!

    Well Thanks and I look forward to getting help and helping in return.

    Do it now while your young - I wish my daughter (19) would listen to me and stop. Im 46 next week and smoked for 30 years and dont know what damage I've done to myself over the years. Wish I'd never started. The old saying goes "old habits die hard" and its true. Its not easy. Try whatever method suits you, get loads of support - there's plenty on here. That fresh air you like can be even better.

  • Liz, you have obviously been thinking very hard about it and that's the first step. The next one is to decide how and then just go. I decided very suddenly after thinking and thinking and hating the smoking. This forum is really helpful, you are not alone! I am on my eighth day, I can hardly believe it, if I can you can etc! Very good luck.

  • Hi Liz - Welcome to the forum. I am 26 years old and I always said i would quit at 25 and well, i must say i did just that! If you can do it now then you will have the rest of life to live free and clear of that damn demon. You can do it! Keep busy, drink plenty of water to flush the nictotine out faster and don't turn back. We are all here for you. When you feel the urge to smoke come online and type until the craving has passed. Good Luck! :D

  • Thanks everyone! :)

    For the past few weeks, I have been deciding that I need to quit so I started minimizing how much I smoked which has been 2 cigs a day at most...now I'm ready to go all out!

    Today is the day and I haven't really had any cravings the headache I have right now may be a result :p

    I'm keeping busy and with the holidays coming up I may just bake myself into oblivion!!! :rolleyes:

    Again Thanks everyone! Any advice is greatly appreciated.

  • Liz I just left you a message in the 'Your Reasons' thread, I'm so glad to see you have actually quit! Congratulations honey :) You can do this, you sound so mature and determined, keep in mind that NO ONE on Earth can make you smoke - just you ;) Scary and yet comforting, isn't it? Keep us updated and if you feel scared or nervous just come here and rant the cravings away :p

  • I too said the same thing many times, being in my 20's that I've got plenty of time to stop and no need to rush into it now when I didnt want to. Sounds daft now.

    Keep it up and good luck. Just know, it really isnt that difficult!

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