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Daily Share – Desperately Trying To Quit Smoking! I’m Stuck And Need Help!

TDL_FB iconI have been desperately trying to quit smoking! I’m 53-years-old and have been smoking since I was 15. I have been unable to quit. I’ve tried everything under the sun. One thing worked for me, it was a book by Dr. Allen Carr, however, it only lasted six months. I don’t know why I started smoking again, and now I’m stuck. I’ve been praying for release, but I keep smoking. My friends tell me I really have to want it. I can’t think of anything I want more. I’m afraid I’m going to smoke myself to death.

If there’s any advice you can give me that might help I’ll be eternally grateful!

A TDL Reader

  • smilenash

    I started when i was 12 and quit when i was 50… with  chantix ( a prescribed medicine) took the edge off for stopped that little voice that said “time for a cigarette”

  • Tristawiese007

    One word,


    I also am a smoker who has tired desperately to quit. Ask your doctor, even your dentist! They will be more en happy to get you the script. It blocks the nicotine receptors in your brain so you end up wondering why your walking in a cloud if nasty smoke? Find something to replace your habbit, like crossword puzzle, to keep your hands busy..Add some will power and you will be smoke free in 1-2 week!!!

    I find that Chantix makes me nauseous if I take it on an empty stomach , so do your self a favor: have a big breakfast,wait 20 minutes, then take the pill..

    Good Luck.

    Trista S.-

  • Sue

    I started smoking  daily when I was 15 and quit last June in my 53rd year too, after “quitting” over and over again. My catalyst was that my mother in law found out she had lung cancer, my father in law died of smoking caused emphysema and I just could not do that to my husband. I projected my reason to the one person it would hurt the worse if I too smoked myself to death.  Use the love of those around you as your excuse! And love YOURSELF enough to know you do not need it. 








  • [email protected]

    Therr is a 100% chance you can do this. Stop worrying. I was uncomfortable smoking like you…ONTHE SPOT. The fear of burning my house down became an OCD issue
    Leaving the house and coming back to see if cigarette was left burning. This was permeating living…so nervous.
    One Saturday I woke…smoked a cig. This is not me. I unknowingly quit at that moment. When I returned home…when I found cigarettes around… I immediately doused them with water. Immediately. You can do this.

  • Betsy

    Good for you for writing! It’s never too late to quit. I know that’s true, because I am 59 and only quit 14 months ago. (Of course, no kidding — that was about my 20th attempt to stop smoking OVER 30 YEARS OR SO.)! I used my intense frustration with myself as my most powerful weapon. I kept visualizing myself with reams of smoke coming out of my head, for example. i also learned to meditate, which has helped my life in countless ways. Also, think about something precious in your life that will be spoiled by the very thought of smoking. When I finally quit, I was about to become a grandmother for the first time. Every time I thought about holding my beautiful grandchild in my lap, the very idea of smoking seemed absolutely criminal. I  never wanted the baby  to associate me with the nastiness of smoking, and I knew my smoking would also become an even bigger issue with my daughter, the soon-to-be Mom.

    I can tell you that ‘ve never felt better! You can do it! 

  • Currie Rose

    I really feel your desire to break free. That is definitely the first step. Though we are all different and what worked for me may not work for you, I will share my story anyway. I hope you can gain something from it. A few months ago, I quit smoking with the help of a health coach. I was nervous to give up my habit… But knew it had to go as I was coughing icky stuff up several times a day (scary to be 31 and coughing up that stuff). Also, I was well aware that after a terribly abusive childhood, that I took up smoking as a way to suck my voice in…. And give my power away and never speak my truth. Well, I was bound and determined to take my power back and start speaking my truth…. Live out loud, actually. That is where the coach came in. I approached her and asked if I could do a cleanse through her to help release the emotional and chemical toxins from my body… And she agreed. I was scared because she set very specific boundaries for me and held me accountable. She was very positive and helpful. I still work with her actually…. In fact the little cleanse I did has lead to a big 6 week cleanse that has been the most challenging and rewarding task I have taken on in quite some time. Oh, another positive side effect of using a health coach was at the same time I quit smoking, I quit refined sugars and dairy and coffee too. I just wanted good health so bad… And to stop having a dysfunctional marriage to my daily coffee and cake… And ooey gooey cheese… And to start having a healthy commitment to my self.

  • Sumara Marie Buchanan


    Your story sounds like

    I quit five years ago
    after being ravish by the habit for as many years as you.

    I found that my
    difficulty was in making the final decision to quit.

    Once I made that final
    decision, quiting was easy. Really it was.

    You can do it. I know
    you can~~

    I will be lighting
    candles for your success.
    Happily, Sumara Marie

  • Erika

    Acupuncture!!! It’s works. 

  • Quitter

    My best friend and I successfully quit Dec. 28, 2008 with the help of a class offered by our local county health dept.  We attribute our success to doing it together and the great tips and tricks we learned in the class.  We started out by setting a date to quit then went thru several steps to prepare our minds for quitting.  By knowing the signs of withdrawal  and the best way to deal with each of them you can overcome.  We also wrote a goodbye letter to smoking which was very therapeutic. Did you know your craving will go away in 7 minutes whether you smoke or not?  Most of the times you smoke is out of habit in that situation and not because you really want to smoke…get in the car, light up; pour a cup of coffee, light up; mine was talking on the phone.  If you are conscious every time you start to light up you can stop yourself.  And you can change your routine in anticipation of that craving.  I now do chores while talking on the phone like unloading the dishwasher or making the bed.  It was very hard the first two weeks but got easier every day.   Becoming a Grandma was also great incentive.  I’m so happy my grandson has never seen me smoke.  

    Check with your local health dept and if possible get a buddy to do it with you.  It can be done and I wish you much luck!  Your health is worth the temporary discomfort of quitting.

  • grandpap

    I stopped smoking over twenty years ago. My son, who was 5 at the time, begged me. The problem was I did’t love myself enough to stop, but I loved him so I did. I quit cold turkey that day. I had a hard time for 2 weeks. Then every day It got better. I would urge anyone to quit. It was the best thing I ever did for myself. I felt great, after the first two weeks. You will find a whole new life. You will realize how much smoking has distracted you from living a complete life. The secret is to start loving yourself. Do it for you. If you need help you can buy gum with nic in it. Then just start to replace the nic gum with chewing gum until you are off the nic completly. You started smoking again! So what. You made a mistake thats all. Forgive yourself and try, try again. I found that excersize was the best replacement, along with deep breathing, and meditation. Everytime I wanted to smoke I took a walk, did 10 pushups or some physical activity and the desire went away. Only two weeks and the physical cravings will be gone. Then its just the mental habits that remains. Finding some positive thing to replace it can help. Please love yourself enough to try again. I had a friend who quit by slowly and gradualy quiting. He smoked 30 a day. Thgen he said he was only going to smoke 25. So he would reward himself by having a smoke. When he got down to 4 per day. He would get up and smoke one. Then he told himself that as a reward for waiting he would have one after lunch. Then after dinner, then at bed time. He kept it up for months. Then one day he went cold turkey and it was real eazy. It doesnt matter how, it matters that you keep trying, ease up on yourself, forgive a backslide, and go right back to your plan. You will make it. Your life will be so, so much better. Good luck.

  • Rosewinepress

    Dear Desperate Smoker Person,

    My husband quit smoking with one of those electronic cigarettes after 52 yrs.!
    And has lived to tell about it!  First, he started w/one that had nicotine, but then
    he needed surgery & in order to heal faster, he went w/no nicotine.  (Plenty of
    flavors to try too! )  Now, after two years, he only smokes the electronic cig
    every once in awhile w/his coffee buddies.  You will save thousands of dollars
    and one fabulous pair of smoke-free lungs!  Best wishes for all that matters
    most to you!  JR in TX

  • Misty1247

    I got zapped and it’s been more than 7 years.  It’s called auricotherapy.  It’s accupuncture in the ear.

  • MA
  • jp

    First of all good for you!   Every hour you go without smoking improves some part of your body. It improves your blood pressure within hours within a day your airways are
    recovering  SO keep it up, biggest hurdle is the physical habits linked to your smoking times.   Fine ANY thing else to do and within 3 minutes that craving will go away.
    FYI  I am a Respiratory Therapist so trust me, keep up the good work!!

  • Iamwholeandthriving

    Sometimes it’s just synergy, timing, divine intervention, deep want….  I had no interest in quitting smoking, to be honest, even though I was trying to, until someone said to me (after they had attend some weekend long workshop) “you’re sad, that’s why you smoke.”

    I’m Sad???  That’s why I smoke???  I thought, well, I’d rather deal with the sadness then keep smoking.  I quit right there and then, without thinking twice and began investigating the source of my sadness.     I’ve been smoke free for over 4 years.  And I don’t ever want to go back, not for a whiff, not to hold one, non of it.  All the cravings are compeletly gone.  I can’t believe how I was treating myself for 20 years.    Shortly after quitting I was also blessed with a child and I know that by loving myself I am loving her.

    Your fear is helping, let that keep fueling your desire to change.  Find the source, replace with love and you’ve changed.

  • Katybee

    In my experience there are only 3 things you need to do to be successful quitting smoking, or any other unhealthy habit: 1) Meditate 2) meditate and 3) meditate again. The journey to self love lies within and once you find it and travel far enough along it there is no going back. I quit drinking and binge eating this way after many failed attempts. And I’m 50 this year and have drank and smoked since I was 13! Find yourself a good meditation teacher/spiritual support group and you’ll be on your way. Everyday isn’t easy but the good days more than make up for the challenging ones. Best of love. You can do it.

  • Carolin

    I thought I would never be able to quite smoking. I started when I was 13 years old and quite when I was 29. I am 47 now. Quiting smoking was the hardest thing I ever did. At the time I attributed my daily success to the decision I made not to be controlled by a substance that robbed me of my freedom to do what I wanted with my own time. Also my children were a big factor. They all wanted me to quite. I didn’t want anyone to worry about me. Looking back on it though I would have to say that what truely took place was that I commited to my decision to quite even if it meant death. I certainly felt like I was dying when I tried to quite many times in my past. The symptoms of withdrawl were horrific. I felt that I also went through a grieving process as well. It was if someone very close to me had died. I know this seems very melodramatic but honestly to be real and honour what I was going through helped me get through it. I just thought every time I quite I have gone through this pain and emotion, It can’t stay like this for ever. It’s got to get better at some point and so I pushed through again until I made it to the other side. IAsI write this I realize that Fear was a big part of it all and most likeley amplified the rest of the emotions I had to go through in order to quite. I had the fear that I would fail myself again. I would let myself down again. This was a self fullfilling prophecy that I had told myself repeatedly throughout my life that I was not good enough. I do not know if this is the case for you but if it is ask yourself this what makes you good enough? What makes anyone good enough? Who’s the judge? Who’s the jury? The answer to all these questions for me was me. When I realized that, then I could take my power back. In other words I took full responsability for my actions and made a decision from a feeling good place that was deeper than all the other emotion that were merely old, misguided perspectives of myself. I truly was and am worthy of self love. I deserve to be happy and healthy. As a result of writing this I have realized that I can accomplish another hurdle in my life with the same mindset. Thank you.

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  • susanJOY

    I was a smoker for 20 years and never stopped trying to give up. Each time I tried I realised I had learnt ways of not smoking each time I succeeded for a while. I could work all day and not smoke, I could go to friends and not smoke. my final attempt was when I vomited from smoking and thought this is insane from now on this is the end of cigarettes. I kept a journal of every 15 minutes and made notes cause I could only go 15 minutes at a time. I chewed gum. now I have stopped the cigarettes and gum and have been free of cigarettes for 23 years. KEEP TRYING AND NEVER GIVE UP EVEN IF YOU DIE ONLY HAVING NOT SMOKED FOR A SHORT TIME THAT IS STILL A GOOD THING. YOU HAVE YEARS TO GO. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS xxsusanJOY

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  • mercy

    My name is Mrs. mercy jeffry,From USA ,and I’m happily married with a lovely husband and three children.I had a very big problem with my husband few months ago,to the extent that he even packed his things away from our house. He left I and my kids for almost 5 months,and i tried all my possible best and effort to bring him back.I discussed it with a very good friend of mine,and he gave me an advice concerning a spell caster, that he is the only one that can handle my situations and problem,that he’s always ready and able to do anything related to spell casting and helping of the needy, Pls every one i would like you all to contact him with his email address,which is as follows.”[email protected]”. I never believed in spell casting,but My friend convinced me and i had no choice than to follow my friend advice,because i never dreamed of loosing my lovely Husband. And i contacted him with his email address,and i discussed with him all my problems and worries and so surprisingly,he told me that I’ll get my husband back a day after. I didn’t believed Him, until when i got home,the next day,my husband called me to inform me that he is coming back home…..So Amazing!! That’s how i got my back through spell casting and our relationship was stronger than ever. One of the price i was asked to pay was to tell it to the people around me that problems like this,can always be solved by Dr. smart. So! my advice to you out there is to visit this same E-mail address,and tell him your problems too,if you are in any condition related to love issue or getting your ex back or and problem at all, pls Contact him and have a happy life. you can contact him via email ([email protected] ) all you can call him +2348104933655.

  • Henry Nancy

    i want to thank God for using dr OLOKUM as my source of saviour after 2year of joblessness and my lover left me alone for 2 years,Have just been heart broken until i go in contact with dr OLOKUM after i saw a lady testimony on how she was helped by this same dr OLOKUM,So i decided to get in contact with him and when i told him all my problems he laughed and said this is not a problem that everything will be ok in 3days time.Exactly the 3rd day my ex lover called me i was shocked and what surprise me the most was that a company i applied for over 4month called me and said i should resume work as soon as possible.Am so grateful to dr OLOKUM, if you wish in contacting him [email protected] or is cell number +2347053977842

  • annonymous

    i want to thank Dr Voodoo [email protected] for the
    wonderful reuniting spell he cast for me, i was in breakup with my ex
    boyfriend and i could not do anything without him and i was in serious
    search on how to get him back when my very good friend told me about Dr
    Voodoo she said that this man has help her in several ways that the man
    is genuine and i contacted him also to see if he can also help me the
    way he help my friend. i told him my problem and he told me what to do
    so that he can cast the spell to reunite me and my boyfriend again, i
    kindly did what he ask me to do and he said that my boyfriend will call
    in the next 24hrs to apologize and smile at that and was waiting for my
    lover call, to my greatest surprise my lover called and ask for my
    forgiveness that he never meant to hurt me or make me cry, i kindly
    accepted his apologies and now we are living happily together. i want to
    use this medium to tell you all that the solution to all problems is
    here,kindly contact him for any problem or sickness he is ready to help
    you just the way he has help me and my friend, please contact him
    through his email address: [email protected] he is waiting
    for you all. once more i say a very big thank to you for bringing my ex
    boyfriend back to me, please sir keep your good work cause people out
    there need your help.


  • Henry Westwood

    I want to testify of what a spell caster did for me and my hubby.we have been married since 2007 without a sign of pregnancy or conceiving.I went off birth control then and did not have a gyro gave me progesterone to jump-start a period and it did.,but i did not have another one.we did another round of progesterone followed by 100mg clomid for 5 months,we followed all doctors instructions but all to no avail.I have been buying ovulation kits pregnancy test AND i finally got 3 test when i was ovulating! So ever since that we been trying for years now! Well i was very confused because i keep taking ept test AND they all keep turning out to b negative! I really want a baby girl while my hubby want a baby boy LOLL! I think maybe we are just trying to hard, What i can tell you is that its been so many years now and i still yet do not have my period??nobody to help because every body around us was already at the verge of losing their faith on were to run to until one faithful day i was reading a magazine and i stumble on a page were i found topic or a head line {A SPELL CASTER} who can heal someone from HIV AND AIDS,bring back your EX,enlarge your BREAST,help you win a VISA LOTTERY,losing your WEIGHT and even get six PACKS AND flatten your BELLY,I gave him a try and before i could no it Dr agumagu rescue me from my problem by casting a spell for me and told me to go and make love with my hubby,then nine months after the spell and making love with my husband i delivered a twins A BOY AND A GIRL.This spell caster name is Dr agumagu so many people have witness his wonderful work..He is nice, contact him on [email protected] if you are in any predicament•Thanks so very much!!

  • Owner

    Hi everyone, I do hope my post gets read and hopefully helps somebody along the line.i will never forget the help Dr Papa temple render to me in my marital life. i have been married for 4 years now and my husband and i love each other very dearly . after 3 years of our marriage my husband suddenly change he was having an affair with a lady outside,i notice it then i was praying for divine intervention the thing became more serious i told my pastor about it we prayed but nothing happen. my husband just came home one day he pick up his things and left me and the kids to his mistress outside at this time i was confuse not knowing what to do again because i have lost my husband and my marriage too. i was just checking my mails in the office when i saw someone sharing her testimony on how Dr Papa temple help her out with her marital problems so i contacted the email of Dr papa i told him my problem and i was told to be calm that i have come to the right place that i should fill some information concerning my self i did after 30 minus he called me again congratulating me that my problems will be solve within 48 hours. he told me what went wrong with my husband and how it happen.that they will restored my marriage but i will make a free donation to their Papa home anything my heart told me. to my greatest surprise my husband came to my office begging me on his knees that i should find a place in my heart to forgive him i quickly ask him up that i have forgiven him.friends your case is not too hard why don’t you give Dr papa a try they work surprises because i know they will also bring back your husband. contact him via [email protected]([email protected])

  • Perkins Moore


  • Perkins Moore

    My life is full of joy since Dr Ikhine brought back my ex lover within
    2days who left me due to unable to give him a child but today am happy
    because God has use a great man to solve my problem and my ex lover is
    back and now am also pregnant for him all i only did was to pay for the
    items to cast the spell and now my problem is solve if you are out there
    having similar problem contact him on [email protected] or call him on
    +2347060552255 for help

  • anonymous351

    I am Ruth I have just found the right one and the greatest spell caster ever who has brought back my happiness and turned my world around by helping me get my ex and helped get back my life cause i was totally frustrated after 4years of hardship and pain, a friend of mine buzz me on my email saying i should cheer up cause solution has come. At first i was like what are you saying, then she mentioned the name ‘DR OKO’ [email protected] and i must thank my savior Great DR OKO who has play a very vital part of my life making me a great person and the most happiest person today you are a great man who is bless by powers with traditional healing spell caster, after Great DR OKO has help me get my ex back he also help me recover what i have lost in past years i must thank him (DR OKO) the life he has restored back for me and my happiness. Now i am doing well in my work happily with my husband, Great DR OKO is a very great spell caster you need to know just meet him and your problem will be over.. Email him via: ([email protected])

  • Maria Cooker

    This is my testimony about the good work of a man who helped me….My name is maria cooker … My life is back!!! After 8 years of marriage, my husband left me and left me with our three kids. I felt like my life was about to end, and was falling apart. Thanks to a spell caster called papa ork who i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet, I was searching for a good spell caster that can solve my problems. I came across series of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. There was one particular testimony I saw, it was about a woman called grace,she testified about how papa ork brought back her Ex lover in less than 72 hours and at the end of her testimony she drop papa ork e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give papa a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 3 days, my husband came back to me. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before. papa ork is really a talented and gifted man and i will not to stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man…If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve that problem for you. Try the great papa ork today, he might be the answer to your problem. Here’s his contact: [email protected] Thank you great ork. Contact him for the following:

    (1)If you want your ex back.
    (2) if you always have bad dreams.
    (3)You want to be promoted in your office.
    (4)You want women/men to run after you.
    (5)If you want a child.
    (6)[You want to be rich.
    (7)You want to tie your husband/wife to be yours forever.
    (8)If you need financial assistance.
    (9)Herbal care
    10)Help bringing people out of prison
    Contact him today on:
    [email protected]

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  • Santo Champion

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my wife back to me.. My name is Dani Santo,i live in United Kngdom,and I’m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce.she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she didn’t love me anymore.So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife.So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.{[email protected]}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who didn’t call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website {[email protected]},if”>{[email protected]},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr PAPAr for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again. {[email protected]}, Thanks..

  • cannon shelly

    Am Cannon shelly from Usa, i am sharing about my experience and testimony online in search of a spell caster that will restore my marriage and make me live a happy life. I was introduced to a spell caster by my neighbor and i contact him. to my greatest surprise i never though that there was going to be a real spell caster for me but i was amazed when i met a real one in the person of His Majesty,HIGH PRIEST OZIGIDIDON who helped in in bring back my man and making me have a happy marriage and home and also help in restoring back my job and life and sincerely it is to numerous for me to mention, i just can’t thank him more that enough for all he has done but i want to sincerely thank him for restoring my hope that there are still real spell casters out there. Indeed he is so real and true to his job. i am glad i met him and i will hold him in high esteem till i leave this earth. Your HIGHNESS i will never let you go you are my foundation.High priest can be gotten on [email protected]. i know when you contact him and he worked for you, you will definitely come back to thank me. high priest is so great and powerful.. i have lost the adjective to classify him.