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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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Hello everyone,

Well apart from a quick thread the other day, it's been a while


I'm currently trying, once again, to attempt to quit smoking and after reading numerous reviews and only hearing good things I've managed to get my hands on Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking.

Just wondering if anyone else has read the book and what were their thoughts on it?

I'll be starting my journey (nightmare) tomorrow so wish me luck.

DK




posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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yes.. just finished it last week... worked like a treat... start reading it now, i promise you will never smoke again after reading it..



and it wont be a nightmare, it will actually be a pleasure, thats what the book teaches you.. its all brainwashing..
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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March 19th will be 1 year.
You can do it just think that you want to LIVE..
Peace



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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I too am on the path. Ive made a pact to smoke one cigarrette a day at the very most for the next couple weeks, followed by one every other day, then none. If you share the ciggy with someone, then it feels like you have two, even though you only smoked half of each.

Now where'd my lighter go? Lol.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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reply to post by Death_Kron
 


Never heard of him, but I'll give it a gander

It is in english here:


Good luck man!
spec



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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reply to post by Secretseverywhere
 


Try using the gum,it worked for me so far(5 MONTHS). You can do it and don't beat yourself up if slip and a have a couple here and there. I wish you the best of luck. I smoked for 25 years so if i can quit anyone can. YOU CAN DO IT. JUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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reply to post by misscurious
 


Well I've read the first three or four chapters tonight straight away and skipped read the remainder, I plan on reading the book fully as I go along.

I must admit, even from the short parts I've read, I've learned quite a few interesting things already. The guy is spot on when he says that most smokers are afraid to quit because they feel like they are missing out on something and I really like his point that not having a smoke creates a void, by smoking in the first place you create that void.

Very interesting reading and I'm hoping it will help me massively, for the first time in as long as I can remember I only have about 5/6 cigs left in the house and for once I'm not worrying about it!!!



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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reply to post by Secretseverywhere
 


Well done and thanks, I'm determined to crack this habit!



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Each day will get easier brother. Hang in there.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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Not too sure I could follow that approach personally, I'm a bit of an all in or all out type of fella but either way good luck and I hope you crack it.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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reply to post by speculativeoptimist
 


Thanks buddy, will check that out



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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reply to post by KoolerKing
 


Thanks, according to Allen Carr any type of Nicotine replacement therapy is a waste, by his reckoning how can you wane yourself off a substance by consuming said substance!

I know that's the policy to adopt with drinking alcohol but with the fags I'm going to try and go cold turkey



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Thanks buddy, wish me luck, I'm going to need it!



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Good luck
I've quit cold turkey probably fifty times over 4-5 years. 50+ separate withdrawals. Then quit for good as soon as my breathing capacity showed obvious decline. MAN is it a mind #f to be around smokers for any length of time - I literally had to get new friends to avoid getting in the habit again.

yeah you get "over it" in a way... but you never really get over it
gotta watch your back for life
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Never heard of the book, but I've been off the weed a week or so now.
I'm using an ecig. Best substitute for smoking I've ever had.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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Best way to quit it to never start
for any non smokers..
I am going to go with the e-cigarettes
they have come a long way over 5 or so years
people been using them..

I really like it, it gives you nicotine
minus all that nasty smoke, it is just water
vapor..

A lot of big flea markets will
have people there giving samples
and stuff selling them. Where I tried
it out at.
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Thanks.

Yeah I'm a little bit worried about that, as in how I'll cope being around my family and friends as they ALL smoke. But the mentality I'm going to adapt is that I'm better than them
I don't mean that in a negative way but in the sense that I don't have to rely on a chemical controlling my body and urges, that I don't have to bow down to a habit that's essentially killing me and also leaving me almost penniless each month!



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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reply to post by SprocketUK
 


Check the book out, it's an eye opener. If not just look at the reviews it's received and beside for yourself whether it's worth having a read.

To be honest, the hand to mouth action of not smoking is going to be a problem for me. I know that now, but I'll have to work on that as it happens.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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reply to post by Death_Kron
 


This 5:42 Allen Carr clip sums up his whole Cold Turkey method. Very simple yet inspiring and I'll definitley watch it again if and when I decide to quit.




posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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I might give the E cigs a go, let's see how I manage cold turkey first


Unfortunately, I did start smoking






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