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The Easy And Free Way To Stop Smoking
There is only one easy way to stop smoking. It is quitting cold turkey. It sounds much harder than it actually is. It's been 4months since I have quit smoking. It is not a lot, but on the other hand a couple of days after quitting cold turkey I knew for sure my cravings were almost gone. Allen Carr has written a book "The Easy Way to Stop Smoking". Although I didn't use this book to stop smoking, I have read it and agree with most of ideas Allen Carr suggests.
I used to smoke for 11 years. For some it seems a lot, but it doesn't really matter if it is two or twenty years. It is equally hard or easy to stop smoking no matter long have you been addicted. I even was die hard smoking supporter. I didn't care much about health, smell and other bad things commonly associated with smoking. To be honest, I still don't care and I still like the smell of cigarette smoke. Yet I have stopped smoking and I know I won't smoke for good. It was a quite easy way to stop smoking - I just decided to try.
Allen Carr Method
Allen Carr in his "The Easy Way To Stop Smoking" offers a method of quitting that promises immediate effect, no bad withdrawal symptoms, it doesn't need any willpower and permanent effect. Is it true? Of course not. Well quitting cold turkey makes you quit immediately, you don't waste any time on using methods that might or might not work. It requires some willpower. The first few days were almost unbearable. The craving felt so strong, almost, but only almost stronger than me. Allen Carr says that the easy way to stop smoking is stopping being slave of the nicotine. We don't choose to be slaves willingly but setting ourselves free is the choice of a free man. I suggest you spend your first few smoke free days in smoke free environment. Later you won't car much even if people smoke close to you. Some quitters even start to hate smoke itself.
What Happens After You Stop Smoking
Are you a social drinker? If you drink a bottle of wine once a month you know how it feels to want that wine but you don't have to have it. Just a slight craving. This is how I feel now about cigarettes. I want them a bit. But I feel that if I went further and smoked one, I might be able to stop again but I'd have to go through all the bad fight with the addiction so I restrain. Occasionally I do have cigarettes in my mind too, like now, when I'm writing this article. But since I have set myself free by using the easy way to stop smoking, it is not haunting me. I feel a bit wiser though since I know how it is to smoke and how it is to quit smoking. That was a part of my life but now I'm free. Good luck and happy quitting! :)
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