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Excellent

ProHealth! (And smelling better)

ConsOccasionally wanting to gnaw your own arms off due...

Stopping smoking that is. And writing about it. I have spent some time reading other people's experiences of stopping smoking and i thought that I would add my two penn'orth in. The more experiences you read about the more likely you are to find someone who feels the same as you. Well it would...

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“CLEVER, TRENDY AND COOL?”

published 29/08/2004

ProWhat? Advantages? You've gotta be kidding!

ConsJust read the thing, will ya?

Along with 28% of teenagers in the UK, I had my first cigarette before the age of 11. I already knew what cigarette smoking tasted like, having had the occasional puff on lit cigarettes left burning in ashtrays over the years, but I wanted to experience the feeling of smoking proper. I wanted to...

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“Smoke Free Me”

published 10/03/2004

ProHealth, control of my life, wealth

ConsCravings, feeling like everyone else is having fun

“I don’t WANT to quit smoking. I LIKE smoking.” How many times have you heard that litany? If you are a smoker, how many times have you said it yourself? But think…is it true? I’ve been smoking since I was 20 (how stupid was I – I started when I was old enough to know better). In the past year...

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Excellent

ProHealth issues, smell nicer, SAVE MONEY!!, no more ...

ConsIt's hard, and you might feel your missing out whe...

♥♥ Giving up smoking! ♥♥ I'm not going to give you one of those 'Quitting smoking was the best thing I did' reports, although it probably was. I'm not your typical ex-smoker - I'm in my very early twenties, so I don't even really feel old enough to be an ex-smoker!! I had...

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“STOP IT - YOU'LL GO BLIND!”

published 01/07/2004

ProYou get to live longer

ConsNone

I was eleven years old when I took my first ‘drag’ of a fag. Eleven years old fancy that. I can remember the day so clearly, I was in the park with my cousin who was three years older than me and who I though was so grown up. I watched with fascination as she took out a packet of Players no ten...

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Not for me

“I'm Dying For A Cig! (Not!)”

published 05/01/2005

ProYou feel Better and Richer! Oh and don't smell lik...

ConsIts hard!

Shall I or shan't I? That has been a question on my lips a few times over the last 5 days.... I know the answer but still have to ask. Whats the question? 'Shall I have one of my remaining cigarettes?' Answer a resounding 'NO!' I put out my last cigarette on New years Eve and havent touched one...

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Prosee below

Conssee below

How do you write advice on how to stop smoking? I think that probably everything under the sun has already been written about this subject either in the form of leaflets or posters in the NHS or in the multitude of books that you can buy. I have read more leaflets than you would believe for ideas...

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Excellent

“This needs no title”

published 12/03/2003

ProYou'll live

ConsNone

This is hard. Some of you know this story already; if it makes just one of you give up it's worth it. This isn't advice on how to give up and it's not deliberately scary, it's all fact. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I used to adore laying my head on the lovely soft skin of her tummy and to listen to...

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Not for me

ProHealth

ConsIllness and death.

I read Scarlet Ribbons op on smoking and it reminded me of a poem I wrote. I have been a smoker like her, since I was twelve.. Now that is a revelation. I bet all of you out there thought Teacherofhooch would not be so daft. But she is. I have packed it up many times in my life. During both my...

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Not for me

“Just say no...”

published 09/08/2005

ProNone

ConsA multitude! Bad breath, smelly hands, effect on ...

Like the title!? I remembered it from Grange Hill! Anyway, this review could be very short. I could simply say Smoking - DON'T DO IT. But why not do it? Well, there's a vast array of reasons not to and not a single one in favour of it. I was actually a late starter when it came to smoking. I...

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Good

ProI don't smell like an ashtray.

ConsMood swings, cravings, cravings, mood swings etc.

As with most people of my generation I was smoking by the time I was 11. Why? I have no idea I could blame it on peer pressure, but that it is a load of crock. I just smoked because I was under the misconception it was cool and if you wanted to be in the 'in' crowd you smoked. FOOL! 12 years...

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Good

ProLive longer?

ConsOf 'Giving up'? - None whatsoever!

I am not about to preach to you about whether to smoke or give it up, but I just want to share something with you and leave you to make up your own minds. I have just read a review of a member who has given up smoking and managing to breathe easy at last! But it brought something very disturbing...

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Excellent

“It's no sacrifice”

published 13/07/2001

ProI am living proof that there IS life after cigaret...

ConsI know that , for some, it ain't easy

The worst thing you can do is talk about "giving up" smoking. This immediately smacks of some awful sacrifice and no wonder you feel deprived. Truly, you are "getting rid of" smoking, and this was, for me, the way I managed to succeed. My husband Sam had a heart attack in November 1996 and when...

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“Smoke? Me? No!!”

published 21/04/2004

ProBetter health, spare cash.........

ConsCravings

In January this year I decided that I’d give up my awful habit – smoking. I had been smoking since I was 12 years old and I only tried it as my friends were smoking and I wanted to be in with the ‘in’ crowd. I have tried in the past to kick the habit cold turkey and...

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Excellent

Probetter health, more money, what more do you want?

Consnot easy, your willpower needs any support you can...

Are you thinking about your New Year resolutions? Maybe that it’s time to clean up your act and quit smoking? That’s what I was thinking 3 years ago, I’d had a few goes at it but without any long-term success. I knew I was fed up with being a smoker, but really lacked the...

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