The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Nonsmokers Using the Easyway Method by Allen CarrA new edition of the revolutionary bestseller, with four million copies in print. Allen Carr’s innovative Easyway method—which he discovered after his own 100-cigarette-a-day habit nearly drove him to despair—has helped millions kick smoking without feeling anxious and deprived. That’s because he helps smokers discover the psychological reasons behind their dependency, explains in detail how to handle the withdrawal symptoms, shows them how to avoid situations when temptation might become too strong, and enables them to stay smoke-free. Carr discusses such issues as nicotine addiction; the social “brainwashing” that encourages smoking; the false belief that a cigarette relieves stress; the role boredom plays in sabotaging efforts to stop; and the main reasons for failure. With this proven program, smokers will be throwing away their packs for good.
How to Stop Smoking - A Personal Message from Allen Carr
Review of Allen Carr’s “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking”
Yes, nicotine is an addictive drug: but, the symptoms of panic, anxiety and irritability experienced by so many smokers trying to quit have almost nothing to do with the physical withdrawal from nicotine. How do we know this? Most smokers sleep through withdrawal all night, every night and it doesn't even wake them up! So, if it isn't nicotine withdrawal that causes these feelings, what is it? The answer is conflict.
Do not listen to this crap. I attended the clinic in Sydney as I couldn't get time to read the book. With the money back guarantee I figured it was a win win situation. I was smoking 35 cigarettes a day - not in a million years did I ever think I would be able to give up. I had failed so many other times but above all, I didn't really want to give them up as I enjoyed smoking so much. I actually ended up smoking again the day after the seminar.
Questions & Answers
Now a parallel book on alcohol has appeared, The Easy Way to Control Alcohol , actually a reprint of a book first published in It makes intriguing reading for anyone seriously interested in helping people to recover from alcohol problems. Are alcohol self-help books effective? There is some evidence for the effectiveness of self-help books in the alcohol field. In the s colleagues and I evaluated the effects of a self-help manual advertised in a popular newspaper in Scotland. Readers who responded to the advertisement were randomly sent either the self-help manual or a booklet giving general information about alcohol problems.
According to one author, yes. To date, over 13 million copies of the book have been sold, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. Carr was a heavy chain smoker — claiming to smoke upwards of cigarettes 5 packs daily. When he was 48 years old, a series of events including a trip to a hypnotherapist and the true realization that he was a nicotine addict, not just a person with a habit, culminated with him putting down cigarettes forever. After that, he decided to try and help as many people as he could to quit smoking, and he began with this book. Throughout the rest of his life, he wrote several other self-help books and ran clinics helping others with their addiction. He died in of lung cancer.