I’ve long tried to quit smoking. Now, thanks to Allen Carr, I actually have | Spectator LifeThis evocative little volume -- the size of a pack of cigarettes -- packs a remarkably powerful message. The author, a former pack-a-day smoker for 20 years, presents a succinct program to help people kick the habit. His technique is simple, based on a few distinct steps: Determine why to quit smoking, rank each cigarette smoked for its importance to your lifestyle, gradua. His technique is simple, based on a few distinct steps: Determine why to quit smoking, rank each cigarette smoked for its importance to your lifestyle, gradually reduce the number of cigarettes smoked, quit, and finally guard against a resumption of smoking. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
How I Quit Smoking By Reading A Book
I have dedicated a lot of time to giving up smoking. Its approach is old-fashioned compared to all the other solutions the marvels of modern medicine have churned out. The method is quite simple: read the book, and continue to smoke hallelujah while reading the book. Carr believes that telling smokers to cease immediately will only increase anxiety and drive them back to the cigarettes. His Easy Way instead unpicks common misperceptions associated with smoking, allowing the reader to consider the case before coming to his or her own conclusions. I love nothing more than the smell of a cigarette Allen Carr discourages this — more on that later.
They provide you with no genuine pleasure or crutch, they simply keep you addicted — a slave to nicotine. Get it clearly into your mind: you are losing nothing and you are making marvellous positive gains not only in health, energy and money but also in confidence, self-respect, freedom and, most important of all, in the length and quality of your future life. Light your final cigarette and make a solemn vow that regardless of what highs or lows may befall you in future, you will never puff on another cigarette or take nicotine in any form again. This is one of the most important decisions you will ever make because the length and quality of your future life critically depend on it. Having made what you know to be the correct decision never even begin to question or to doubt that decision. The physical withdrawal is very slight — there is no pain — and it passes quickly. Non-smokers do not suffer it.
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I think I had my first cigarette when I was 17 and became an official smoker sometime around the age of , Today is my first anniversary of quitting smoking and it has been the best year of my life.
The book aims to help people quit smoking , offering a range of different methods. It was first published in Although championed by many celebrities, there has been limited empirical study of Carr's method. After 30 years of heavy smoking, Carr quit in , at the age of He subsequently left his job as an accountant in the same year and opened the first "easiest way" clinic, to help other addicts.