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The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby Darlin06 » Oct 26th, 2012, 6:47 pm

I recently finished reading "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr...

Unfortunately, I did not follow one of the instructions and had to read it again this afternoon...I am at a complete loss for words over my feelings right now..I've never felt so awesome! I was on the last few chapters and I suddenly had this strange feeling in my chest and started to cry on the spot...I cannot believe how easy this really was...I'm so grateful to this man!
:sunshine:
Anyways, I'm curious if anyone else around here has read this or is about to....Just curious how your experience was?
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby Queen K » Oct 26th, 2012, 6:59 pm

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=22732&hilit=+Quit+smoking

Hi, there's a 25 page thread on quitting smoking and yer all winners!

More $$ in your pocket.
Less insurance for your home/life.
No more stinky clothing/hair/car.
Fewer chances of ending up on the news on Christmas morning, "sofa on fire due to smouldering cig.."

You get the idea.

:hailjo: And mostly? You stand fewer chances of seeing healthcare peeps.
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby prairieflower » Oct 26th, 2012, 7:09 pm

Darlin06 wrote:I recently finished reading "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr...

Unfortunately, I did not follow one of the instructions and had to read it again this afternoon...I am at a complete loss for words over my feelings right now..I've never felt so awesome! I was on the last few chapters and I suddenly had this strange feeling in my chest and started to cry on the spot...I cannot believe how easy this really was...I'm so grateful to this man!
:sunshine:
Anyways, I'm curious if anyone else around here has read this or is about to....Just curious how your experience was?

I wish so much good luck to you! It is such an incredibly hard addiction to quit. As of today I have not smoked for 9 months and 26 days :sunshine: after being a 33 yr smoker. I hope you succeed!!
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby Darlin06 » Oct 26th, 2012, 7:16 pm

prairieflower wrote:
Darlin06 wrote:I recently finished reading "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr...

Unfortunately, I did not follow one of the instructions and had to read it again this afternoon...I am at a complete loss for words over my feelings right now..I've never felt so awesome! I was on the last few chapters and I suddenly had this strange feeling in my chest and started to cry on the spot...I cannot believe how easy this really was...I'm so grateful to this man!
:sunshine:
Anyways, I'm curious if anyone else around here has read this or is about to....Just curious how your experience was?

I wish so much good luck to you! It is such an incredibly hard addiction to quit. As of today I have not smoked for 9 months and 26 days :sunshine: after being a 33 yr smoker. I hope you succeed!!


That is amazing and congrats to you! I've only smoked for 12 years but what a feeling!
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby Thinktank » Oct 28th, 2012, 9:22 am

so how does a person quit smoking?


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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Oct 28th, 2012, 9:38 am

The only way that truly works ...cold turkey ...
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby peachlandnotary » Oct 28th, 2012, 9:47 am

One thing that my friend found helpful is using one of those online support networks that shows you calculations of how much money and how many years of your life you have saved. He posts the updates on Facebook and it's really inspiring.

I'm sure there are plenty out there but I had a look and found this one:
http://darrenfauth.com/calculators/mone ... ng-smoking


Good luck, you can do it!
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby Captain Awesome » Oct 29th, 2012, 6:42 pm

Yes, the book was great. Quit smoking after reading it and that was 3 or 2 years ago.
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby Darlin06 » Oct 30th, 2012, 6:48 am

Congrats!

I'm only on day 4 but I feel absolutely amazing! So nice to be free :sunshine:
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby 0gopogo » Oct 31st, 2012, 3:54 pm

5 months for me.
Did it with champix-and I'm sooooooo fat now from eating!!!!!
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As of now I'm gonna work on the fat part, drink water everytime I feel hungry!
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Maybe go to the bike barn and get a good bike.
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby Phoenix Within » Nov 3rd, 2012, 9:43 am

Darlin06 wrote:I recently finished reading "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking" by Allen Carr...

I had a couple of friends who've read the book, put their smokes down, and never picked them up again. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to quit smoking.
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby pattergrub » Nov 5th, 2012, 4:01 am

Thinktank wrote:so how does a person quit smoking?


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bigger question is - how does a person start. tastes disgusting, makes you feel gross, and is no longer socially aceptable-
after the book was recomended to me by an employee - i basically told myself i was NEVER going to have another smoke again and be happy about it, to never doubt my decision and there is no such thing as just one- comes down to positive thinking i think - Now have ten or so guys that have read the book and successfully quit! all pack a day guys working in the patch recomend it to anyone!! there are no substitutes(weight gain), no cravings, no misery. In reality i have not quit anything i have started to live a healthy life after 20 years of misery!! sad thing is the book was written in 1986!!!
satisfaction is the death of desire!!
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby BigBadBen » Nov 26th, 2012, 6:15 pm

Congratulations, OP!

That book really is the easy way. Seven years clean for me after reading it and I had tried most everything else.
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Re: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Postby tjc » Nov 30th, 2012, 9:57 pm

day 1 today.. cold turkey , this is the 3 rd time trying in over 40 yrs ,it will work this time !!
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