Ex-Smoker MMP and Elizabeth

This quit smoking story was submitted by MMP. It was a comment submitted to our post What Happens When You Quit Smoking for Good and it was published as a regular post, thank you for sharing your experience.

Hey guys! I have been a smoker for about 3 years and now a nonsmoker for a week and a half. I decided I was going to stop smoking about two months ago so I began gradually smoking less and less until eventually I didn’t crave them much anymore. Quitting is not easy but I think that the biggest part of it is making up your mind.

Every time I crave a cigarette I force myself to think about all the reasons I quit rather than how good that 1 minute buzz would feel, that is even if I get a buzz. As far as side effects, I’ve had a little dizziness and some mood changes, but those have already passed. Now I just have the nightmares of smoking and I wake up thinking I’ve relapsed, then rejoicing when I realize it was just a dream.

The positive side effects are much greater though, I can walk without being short of breathe and everything, including myself, smells better! I just wanted to give some encouragement, if I can quit anyone can. Good luck to all of you and remember, you just have to make up your mind!

This quit smoking story was submitted by Elizabeth. It was a comment submitted to our post Quit Smoking Side Effects and it was published as a regular post, thank you for sharing your experience.

I started smoking when I was twelve & have been a heavy smoker as in one or more packs a day every day since then. I will now be 20 in January . I have asthma as well. I recently started having breathing problems where it felt like I was breathing through a straw! I couldn’t even hold a conversation without stopping to catch my breath!

I went to the hospital twice because I was scared. Found out my lungs where constricted & so they put me on steroids! I stopped smoking immediately & am proud to say that this Saturday will be 3 weeks and counting without a cigarette !!(: it’s been very difficult & my body has felt so weird! I carry a water bottle everywhere & also carry a bag of candy for when I want a cig. It really helps ! This site was VERY useful because it explained why my body has felt this way. I didn’t think of withdrawals at all.

But I’ve had A LOT! Especially the headaches, my body being blah & been coughing up stuff (yuck) but I feel better every day! I also want to add that menthol cigarettes I discovered, are the ABSOLUTE worst! I encourage everyone to quit smoking. I did it, I know despite how hard it is, it will be worth it. I’m too young for this.

Thank you, thank you and another thank you!

I am speechless by the stories that I am receiving. It only means that quitting smoking is easy and doable. All it needs is a strong determination and desire. So if you are having problems quitting, the non-smokers here are no different from you my friend. If they have done it, so can you. Stick with this blog, subscribe to our feed and soon you will discover how easy it is on how to quit smoking.

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  1. Renee says:

    I need some help. I’m trying to quit and I’m finding it very hard and I’m getting frustrated. I understand everyone is different however for me, I’m finding my biggest craving is the in hailing of the cigarette and the warmth of the smoke in my lungs. I can’t believe that I am the ONLY person that has or is going through this finger nail pulling, wanting to jump out of my skin feeling.
    I have searched on the internet and called smkoefree.gov in regards to this and no one has answer to my questions.
    I’m looking for x smokers who went through the exact feeling of the inhaling and the warmth of the smoke to PLEASE share with me what they did to ease this unbearable craving and how long does it take to go AWAY??!! I have tried sucking air through a straw however it’s not the same and it’s not helping. I have been smoke free for 5 days and I don’t know how much longer I can continue to fight this horrible craving! If you have experienced this please share with me what you did and how long did it take for your body to stop craving it!!

    Thank you

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