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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 ... Read review

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Community Level 3pippilli

pippilli

everybody else is doing it.....

AdvantagesHealth! (And smelling better)

DisadvantagesOccasionally wanting to gnaw your own arms off due to cravings....

"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 have helped me to know more about other people's experiences when I was giving up. so here goes: I smoked for fifteen years, 30 a day, through pregnancy, ..." Read review
16.10.2005

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Community Level 5CherryBlos...

CherryBlossom

CLEVER, TRENDY AND COOL?

AdvantagesWhat? Advantages? You've gotta be kidding!

DisadvantagesJust 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 hold one between my fingers the way I'd seen adults do; I wanted to casually inhale, remove the cigarette from between my painted lips and exhale in a ..." Read review
29.08.2004

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Smoke Free Me

AdvantagesHealth, control of my life, wealth

DisadvantagesCravings, 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, I’ve been smoking around 40 a day. I can smoke in the office. I smoked in the pub. I smoked at home. I smoked in the car. I smoked anywhere I could. I ..." Read review
10.03.2004

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Community Level 5ice_pink

ice_pink

Arghh not another smug ex-smoker!!!

AdvantagesHealth issues, smell nicer, SAVE MONEY!!, no more need for smokers toothpaste!

DisadvantagesIt's hard, and you might feel your missing out when friends smoke, but you'll get over it.

"♥♥ 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 however been a smoker for six years. I therefore grew up smoking, started my first part time job as a smoker, and started (and finished) college as a smoker. ..." Read review
02.10.2006

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Community Level 6Scarlet_Ri...

Scarlet_Ribbons

STOP IT - YOU'LL GO BLIND!

AdvantagesYou get to live longer

DisadvantagesNone

" 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, popped one into her mouth and lit it with a match. She blew out the smoke in a huge grey cloud, coughed slightly and passed it to me. ‘Go on try it.’ So, ..." Read review
01.07.2004

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