As a kid I knew a lot of adults who were “hooked”, and I was warned by some of them and by the school’s “don’t start smoking” campaign. So, I was fully aware smoking was highly addictive.
Nevertheless, as a teenager at some point I thought, “I’ll just try one, just to see if I even like it”. “Be careful though, don’t get hooked.”
Of course, I had a coughing fit and turned green. “How can anyone smoke these horrible things?” I thought. I remember being genuinely surprised at how nasty it was.
But for some reason, eventually, I tried again. And this time I wasn’t too worried about getting hooked. I knew they were horrible after all.
I vaguely remember practicing smoking in front of a mirror. A vain self-occupied teenager working on my cool “image”. Of course, I got the hang of it in no time. I was soon smoking half a pack a day, and it only went up from there.
I remember deciding a few years later that I wanted to be a smoker, but not a long-term smoker. I was certain I would stop before too long, even if it were hard to stop, I thought I could just do it when I really wanted to. I did not want to be a person who smokes for years and years and then regrets it.
What can I say, except that I was wrong? I could not stop. I was afraid to even try to stop for most of those many years. The few attempts I did make no matter what I tried always ended in failure. After a period of misery.
So, I smoked for years and years and regretted it often.
Eventually I gave up even trying to quit. I sort of accepted my fate, but I was not at all happy about it. I felt trapped and weak and was smoking two packs a day.
Then my wife gave me the latest edition of Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking.
When I read the title, I thought, I don’t think that there can be “easy” way, but maybe this book can help a little. I was quite skeptical, but I read it.
I was wrong again, but in the best possible way!
With the Allen Carr method I was just all done smoking. Immediately and easily and permanently. I knew that the last cigarette I smoked, as instructed at the end of the book, would be my last. I had zero doubt before I even lit it.
It is an amazing feeling of freedom. Now my job is to help others find that same feeling. I see firsthand what Allen Carr’s method does for our clients every time I conduct a seminar.
Allen’s method has been called “The Smoker’s way to Stop Smoking”, and I like that idea. His method goes to the heart of the matter. How the smoking trap really works, and how to escape from smoking forever.
Fast. Rational. Terrific success rates. Guaranteed.
Validated again and again by long-term independent studies.
Thirty-five years in operation, and over 50 million people helped so far.
It is both an honor and a privilege to be a part of this incredible worldwide organization. Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking.