• 5 months ago

    16 year old teen - I made a bad decision and I am trying to fix it. Please help me.

    Hey guys, (sorry for the bad grammar, I don't live in USA)
    I started smoking cigarettes when I was a freshmen, and moved on to vaping after finishing the first semester of soph. I thought that smoking cigarettes were okay, since I continued maintain perfect scores. I also thought that smoking cigarettes made me look though compared to other students.

    But now, as a junior, I learned that smoking cigarettes underaged makes me look ignorant, and I learned that the hard way.

    I am now dependent on nicotine.
    If I don't take a hit from a vape once in an hour, I can feel my body telling me to gtfo of class, go to a stall, and chain smoke the hell out of my vape.

    After determining myself to quit, I threw my vape into a lake and drained all the e-liquid bottles. Shortly after, I came clean with my parents and told them that I smoke.

    However I still feel the strong urge of smoking a cigarette, and declining offers from my friends were the hardest thing to do... It's my first week of cessation, and I'm scared that I will start again.

    Someone please help me become a better person and a better son.


  • 3 months ago

    RE: 16 year old teen - I made a bad decision and I am trying to fix it. Please help me.

    I have just joined this message board today (April 26, 2019) and your post is 2 months old. I hope that you are still staying strong and hope you are not smoking or vaping. I am a mom of 2 boys, ages 16 and 12. I understand the pressure teens feel to "be cool" to be accepted by their friends, and so many other things teens are going through. I'm proud of you for telling your parents about your smoking/vaping addiction. I can promise you this, your parents will always want what's best for you, they'll always have your back, and they will love you no matter what. You should be proud of yourself for deciding to quit smoking. It's the best thing you can do for yourself now and for your "future" self!