Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Be a Happy Non-smoker for the Rest of Your Life (英语)
Allow Allen Carr to help you escape painlessly today (Observer)
A different approach. A stunning success (Sun)
I was exhilarated by a new sense of freedom (Independent)
Allen Carr was an accountant who smoked 100 cigarettes a day until he discovered EASYWAY. Having cured his own addiction he went on to write a series of bestselling books, most famously The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. His books have sold more than 13 million copies worldwide. Allen's last legacy is a dynamic, ongoing, global publishing programme and an ever-expanding worldwide network of clinics which help treat a range of issues including smoking weight, alcohol and drug addiction.
I bought the book and left it on the coffee table for a week or two. Picked it up after I returned from a vacation. Read most (3/4), but to be honest, I never finished the book. I didn't need to. I smoked my last cigarette on July 14, 2015 and I have not looked back. I smoked for over 20 years and now I have been free for over six months.
I started smoking when I was in high school, 15 or 16. Was a confirmed, moderate to heavy smoker from that point forward (1/2 pack to pack+ a day). I quit once for about a year in 2005-6, cold turkey. I hated it, was miserable, cried a lot and missed smoking all the time. Felt as though I was denying myself the joy and pleasure of smoking.
The last six-plus months have been completely different. I do not miss smoking. I feel relieved of a burden. I am confident I will never smoke again and I am so grateful for that. I wanted to quit. I was ready, but I was intimidated and worried I would again miss it forever, so I just put it off over and over again. Then I remembered someone mentioning this book and I figured for less than $15 and with the volume of positive reviews, it was worth a shot.
I think wanting to quit/being ready is an important piece of why this book worked for me. I was open to the power of suggestion and it helped me shift my perspective on quitting from one of fear and missing out, to one of joy and gratitude. My husband is still a smoker and I can't even get him to turn a few pages, so I know it's a personal decision and one that only the smoker can make... but if YOU are looking for a path to become a non-smoker, I suggest you give this book a try. Good luck!
Buy this book; quit smoking. Simple. Don't be afraid, just buy it.
Edit: as of this review January 11, 2018 I am two months nicotine free.
Allen Carr should be sainted.