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Cigarettes - January 18th 2009, 11:26 AM

Well right now its illegal for me to be smoking. I know that.

But the thing is I just recently picked it up. I don't know if its because I just feel to stressed out from everything, if its my mothers constant bickering, or if its a new outlet because I am not self harming anymore.

When my mother isn't around I'll go into her pack grab two or three and go for a walk and smoke. I don't know why I am doing it and I don't know if I want it to become a habbit.

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Re: Cigarettes - January 18th 2009, 11:40 AM

Your mom will notice the absence of cigarettes and will bicker at you more, which will make you look for a source of more cigarettes because you're starting to believe it's a valid 'outlet' for your stress.

You know you need to stop it before it messes with your brain.. hmm maybe you should look into other outlet techniques like you probably did with self harm? I've always found that drawing on myself with markers or scribbling or tearing up old papers works as an outlet when people are pissing me off.. didn't there use to be a sticky about SH alternatives?

I would go back to those.


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Re: Cigarettes - January 18th 2009, 11:41 AM

I'd suggest trying to quit before you get yourself addicted. If for no other reason than it's not a healthy outlet for your stress.

Keep up the walking, exercise is proven to reduce stress. Maybe chew gum while you walk or something as a substitute.


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Re: Cigarettes - January 18th 2009, 11:57 AM

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Maybe chew gum while you walk or something as a substitute.
this is a good idea,


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Re: Cigarettes - January 18th 2009, 12:04 PM

put on some music and go for a walk, sing along... vent your annoyance/feelings in another way. dont get hooked onto smoking
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Re: Cigarettes - January 18th 2009, 12:19 PM

I agree with others above. Smoking, is definitely something you don't want to become a habit. It's not a good coping mechanism, if you can call it that. I suggest doing other things and quit smoking before you do form a dependence on them. Like said before, shew gum or something. Maybe try sun flower seeds. Do more positive things to vent those negative feelings.


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Re: Cigarettes - January 18th 2009, 02:01 PM

Taking things from your mom is never a good idea, because chances are she'll notice. The longer you smoke, the higher chance you've got at becoming addicted to nicotine, which makes it even harder to quit. As the others have suggested, chew gum instead of smoking, it helps.
   
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Re: Cigarettes - January 18th 2009, 05:19 PM

drop the smokes while you can I wish I hadn't have ever picked them up.
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Re: Cigarettes - January 18th 2009, 05:21 PM

im the same way-.-
ill steal ciggz. at any chance i get...
or my brother will buy me some-.-
idunno....im already rly rly addicted...
but...maybe..fer yooh the gum or suttin could work?=/




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Re: Cigarettes - January 19th 2009, 10:29 PM

DROP THE HABIT WHILE YOU CAN!!! I have been smoking since I was 9 years old, and its disgusting. I had no problem quitting while I was pregnant, (they made me really sick) but I picked them right back up after I had Kain (Don't worry, I never smoke around him, not even in the car.) And I wish I hadn't. They are so expensive, I go through a carton of cigarettes($45) in about two weeks, if I am lucky. I usually end up digging for change for enough money to buy a pack of cigarettes. And I am also probably the only smoker who HATES the smell of cigarette smoke. I absolutely hate it, it stinks. I know it stinks. You know it stinks. My lungs are probably black. I get sick (chest colds)alot more than the non smokers I know. I sit outside in below freezing weather just to have a cigarette. Its not worth it. But as I type all of this, I am still not convinced I want to quit, I say im going to quit after almost every pack of cigarettes I get...then a craving hits me and I go down the street to the store and buy another pack. I just want to tell you it sucks, and its best not to start.


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Re: Cigarettes - January 20th 2009, 03:03 AM

I picked up smoking cigs in college because it helped me relax with all the shit that was going on in my life -- you're simply doing the same thing. I'm also victim to the glamour of smoking, how no matter what, smoking will always appear to me as something pretty and sophisticated. It may have something to do with me being an art student, and I'm probably doomed to be a pretentious Djarum smoker and habitual Starbucks coffee drinker (the kind of person I totally don't want to be).

If you continue to smoke, it will become a habit, and smoking is REALLY REALLY DIFFICULT to stop. I've tried several times in this past year to cut the habit, but it's just such a movie-star thing to do and I can barely resist. /conformist


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