Started smoking about a year ago

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-23-2013
Started smoking about a year ago
Sun, 09-22-2013 - 1:39pm

I started smoking about a year ago because all my friends were smoking and now I enjoy it. I was only smoking around them but I find that I am smoking now even when they aren't around. How do I stop this before I become an addict?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Wed, 10-30-2013 - 9:24pm

Hmmm.....Do you want the good news or the bad news first?  OK...bad news...if you find yourself smoking when you are alone..and looking forward to that cig after a meal or with that cup of coffee....then you are hooked.  The good news...since you have not been smoking for decades like a lot of others, your discomfort when you quit might not last as long.  Now is the time to stop.  The longer you put it off, the harder it will be.....smoking is an addiction too.....keep coming and stay determined..the discomfort of not smoking will stop and food, life, and fun will take on a whole new meaning to you.....God bless.....

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