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The Book That Helped Me (and My Friend) Quit

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Thought I'd let you know that the book "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" By Allen Carr helped me quit smoking, it's been about a month now. It also helped a friend of mine quit. He's been clean for a few months (he's the one who recommended it to me) :o

Good luck to everyone. The time to quit is NOW.

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Thought I'd let you know that the book "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" By Allen Carr helped me quit smoking, it's been about a month now. It also helped a friend of mine quit. He's been clean for a few months (he's the one who recommended it to me) :o

Good luck to everyone. The time to quit is NOW.

I have tried patches, hypnotherapy, gums and will power, the book is brilliant the only hard part with the book as even though small it takes

ages to finish (funny that)

3 months now without and at the end of the book was just instantly able to stop (your allowed to smoke while reading the book, why it probably takes awhile to finish)

Its written in a really clever subtle way, if your struggling to quit or dont think you will ever as whats the point? but are reading this post

on a "giving up smoking section" spend a few baht and read it, see what you think then

Im not a fan of self help books, but after 16 years smoking I have stopped instantly after reading this, and been happily in the pub one

week later surrounded by smokers and not even fussed

Some forms of brainwashing are not that bad :D

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Hello i was also a smoker few weeks ago and i was searching in the internet to find somethnig to help my quitting smoking is stupid put i found an ebook on thebestebookweb.com in the health and fitnees section and is was really helpful.At first i didn't beleive that this would help me the author of this book is Rick Beneteau who was smoking for about 39 years.It wasn;t easy at first but i can say that this is the best 190 i have spend.Now i have more many in my bank account.

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I have to agree completely with the OP.

After 30 full years of smoking, I finally stopped three years ago using the same book 'The Easy Way To Stop Smoking'. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Stopping was not only easy but enjoyable from the first moment.

The author INSISTS you continue to smoke while reading it, often telling you to light up as he illustrates a point.

The author, Allen Carr, really gets your head around the whole operation. As a heavy (ex)smoker himself, he really knows his stuff and puts it across in a clear, easily to digest fashion.

I can't rave enough about it, this book saved my life!

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Yes!I couldn't agree more..this book is a God-send.I quit a month ago and though the first 3 days were tough ,the book really showed me the way to quit for good. Sadly the books' author,Allen Carr,passed away a few months ago from lung cancer primarily as a result of allowing those he was treating(thousands!) to chain-smoke in his office.

RIP

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I bought the book and finished it this weekend. I am on day 3 now and looking forward to establishing myself as a non-smoker.

18 years of second hand smoke because of my mom.

20 years of off and on chewing tobacco

5 years of off and on smoking

Now 3 days as a non smoker in training for the second half of my life.

I'd say the book does very well to give you the tools to make the right decisions and choices.

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I stopped with this book just over 18 months ago. Relatively easily too. Just remember to keep the book around and read it again once or twice, or you might succumb to lighting up the odd cig again, as found myself doing recently. Stupid. :o

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I bought the book and finished it this weekend. I am on day 3 now and looking forward to establishing myself as a non-smoker.

18 years of second hand smoke because of my mom.

20 years of off and on chewing tobacco

5 years of off and on smoking

Now 3 days as a non smoker in training for the second half of my life.

I'd say the book does very well to give you the tools to make the right decisions and choices.

Hey ,thats very cool...well done!How is it going now? Try to be strong..those first three days were the toughest. Keep re reading the book if you need "a boost".

If you made the mistake of having a cigarette, dont beat yourself up. read a few chapters of the book and stop again.

Congratulations!!

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It is so much more easier now. I think I am close to 1-1/2 months now. Smoking seems distant to me. I have bought packs of cigs and broken them in front of folks. Just to show who is boss. The reaction of people are pretty incredulous. But I feel good. i feel great.

Its good to be in the other camp. The non-smokers camp.

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I am really pleased for you guys that have quit using Allen Carr's book.

I must be really stupid as I have read it twice now and STILL cannot quit my 40 a day habbit!

What am I missing that you guys got...I am desperate to stop ...I know it is killing me!

The book says you don't need willpower...but I go bananas after the first 4 or 5 hours-the craving makes my head swim until I get my "Fix".

I am ashamed of myself because of my failure to quit.

I have 3 grown up sons..all smoked...all quit.

I am so happy they did...they really really want me to as well, as does my Wife who has to put up with all the second hand smoke I blow out.

Where am I going wrong??????

TP

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I am really pleased for you guys that have quit using Allen Carr's book.

I must be really stupid as I have read it twice now and STILL cannot quit my 40 a day habbit!

What am I missing that you guys got...I am desperate to stop ...I know it is killing me!

The book says you don't need willpower...but I go bananas after the first 4 or 5 hours-the craving makes my head swim until I get my "Fix".

I am ashamed of myself because of my failure to quit.

I have 3 grown up sons..all smoked...all quit.

I am so happy they did...they really really want me to as well, as does my Wife who has to put up with all the second hand smoke I blow out.

Where am I going wrong??????

Hi just to add to the topic I used to smoke about 500 a week ( nothing to be proud of) and stopped some 33 years ago. The smell of cigarete smoke made me feel queasy after some 2 months of stopping.

Don't know if it will help but here's how I stopped.

I used to work in the newspaper industry - stressful at the best of times and had had a particularly bad two days and was looking forward to a few days off. I woke up and if I had smoked 20 fags the previous day I must have smoked 80 and the bottom of my mouth was like the proverbial budgies cage.

I must confess that I never smoked until I had had a cup of tea etc and was about to 'light -up' when I felt a bit of self righteousness coming on and decided that I would wait 5 minutes before I lit up the first one. I tell you that I sat and watched the bl--dy clock for those five minutes and had taken the cigarette into my mouth when I decided that 'boy that is one cig I've missed, lets do another five minutes. To cut a long story short I got to the one hour mark and then had a brainwave "why not put the money that I had saved in the hour infront of me!" I can't remember what a packet of cigs cost in the UK some 33 years ago and I could afford to smoke, but 500 a week was a heck of a lot of money - hate to think what it would cost now.

I built up the hour into two and eventually managed a whole day - and it was a Saturday and I used to go out dancing with friends and would you beleive it nobody turned up that night just to compound the problem. I must confess that that was the hardest time what with a pint of beer in my hand and no friends around to share my 'triumph' with.

I got home that night and took out the packet of 'Senior Service' and put it on my dressing table ALONG with the money that I would have spent on the cigs that I HADN'T smoked. I decided ther and then that I would NEVER SMOKE AGAIN. I can still remember writing in my diary 'STOPPED SMOKING - WILL NEVER SMOKE AGAIN' I can honestly say that my friends and family were amazed as they used to say that I would still have a cig in my mouth when they nailed the lid down!!

I can honestly say that I had no cravings for a cig after I stopped and that is the honest truth. I watched the money mount up and opened a 'Stopped smoking account' and at the end of the year I went out and bought myself a camera that I never imagined I would own.

TIP--- DON'T USE ANY SUBSTITUTE FOR THE CIG, if you do you are only reminding yourself of the cig and another tip - close your eyes whilst smoking and see if you really enjoy it as much.

Sorry this has been long winded but I hope that it might help - if it helps one person to stop or gives them the courage to TRY it has been worth the time.

REMEMBER ---IF YOU WANT TO STOP , YOU CAN. DON'T BELEIVE THE LIES THAT IT IS HARD - IT'S NOT.

P.S. Just thought, If I hadn't stopped 33 years ago I wouldn't be here trying to give out some advice.

THE VERY BEST OF LUCK - START RIGHT NOW- MISS OUT THE FIRST '5 MINUTE FAG' AND BUILD ON IT.

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Thanks for the reply...not long winded at all.

I only notice the stench in the house in the morning before I light up..after that I can't smell it at all. But of course anyone who visits my house who does not smoke can!

Funnily enough I chain smoked through 20 years in the publishing industry..deadlines, space to fill etc.

I have to set myself a deadline and date pretty soon now.

I have enough to last me just for today. Monday is a good day to start !

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Thanks for the reply...not long winded at all.

I only notice the stench in the house in the morning before I light up..after that I can't smell it at all. But of course anyone who visits my house who does not smoke can!

Funnily enough I chain smoked through 20 years in the publishing industry..deadlines, space to fill etc.

I have to set myself a deadline and date pretty soon now.

I have enough to last me just for today. Monday is a good day to start !

OK 'ThaiPauly' you've probably just made the best decision of your life - Have the courage to stick with it and feel the benefits in a very short space of time. Good luck and let us all know how you are getting on.

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TP - have you ever thought of going into a treatment centre for quitting smoking?

I know of one in Khon Kaen, where people go in for 28 day treatment.

I gave up smoking by changing to Swedish "snuss" then cutting that down and then cold turkey.

For a week or two, I prayed for "willingness to give up smoking" .

Then I got up one morning and got on my knees asking "someone" for the power to not have a nicotine fix for that day. The first few days, I succumbed late in the day, but then one day I got through. That was 9 days ago. It was <deleted>, the first few days but now feels wonderful.

It feels like some kind of barrier has been removed - I feel part of the human race again.

It nearly all psychological IMHO - apart from a couple of days of headache, aching muscles.

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just past the eight month mark after 30 years smoking did it cold turkey,didn't think it was that hard , but the lads at work rekon it was the worst 6 months they have ever had.

all over now so i dont know for the life of me why i came to this forum

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