The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Nonsmokers Using the Easyway Method

The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Nonsmokers Using the Easyway Method

by Allen Carr

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ISBN-13: 9781402718618
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 11/22/2006
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.14(w) x 6.38(h) x 0.88(d)

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The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Nonsmokers Using the Easyway Method 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 122 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No need for a long review here. About the first three quarters of the book is spent exploding various myths and delusions about smoking (such as smoking relaxing you or getting rid of stress), which sets you up and gets you into the right frame of mind for actually quitting. At this point, the book wants you to continue smoking while you read it. In a nutshell, the easy way to stop smoking involves two things: one, deciding you are never going to smoke again, and two, don't mope about it anymore, rejoice. Sounds too simple, but after reading the first part of the book, this strategy will make more sense to you.

Lastly, the book cites two main reasons why you will fail: the influence of other smokers, and having a bad day. Having been around for 20 some years and being able to refine it with twenty years of feedback, I feel like this is one of the better books out there on non-smoking.

Also helpful: The Sixty-Second Motivator -short, to the point, and practical.
SusanVG More than 1 year ago
Although the writing was really somewhat primitive and exceedingly repetitive and I did not in any way believe I would quit smoking as a result of reading this book, I was amazed to find, that after years of smoking and quitting and smoking again many times, I found myself a non-smoker at the end of the book and I have not had any desire for a cigarette since then, even in circumstances that would have previously tested my willpower to the extreme. This is not about will power anymore. I simply don't want to smoke and most of the time I don't even think about it as something I used to do or would have done before. I am an educated and thoughtful person and was sure I would not be "taken in" by what felt somewhat gimmicky and slick in this book, almost like an infomercial. But if you want to quit smoking, READ THIS BOOK.
Danegirlrenee More than 1 year ago
I was a 39 year old woman who has been smoking since I was 16 when I discovered this book. I've always vowed to myself that I would NOT be a smoker when I turned 40. I've tried and failed to quit at least 15 times in the last 10 years or so. Nothing worked. I would always tell people how awful it was to quit. You feel as though you're losing your best friend! Think about it, if you started smoking as a teenager, which most smokers did, the coping mechanism you've used your whole adult life is a CIGARETTE! If you're stressed, smoke. If you're sad, smoke. If you're happy, nothing could make you happier than a cigarette! So every other time I've quit, this has been how I felt. Sorrow and deprivation were expected reactions, and, sadly, quickly led me back to smoking again. I happened upon this book and it caught my eye. I kind of laughed, thinking, "There IS no easy way to quit smoking!" Boy, was I wrong. I read the book in one night. At one point in the book, Allen asks you to go smoke a cigarette. I was kind of nervous because I just knew it would be wonderful and I'd already be depressed, thinking about the upcoming loss. Interestingly, I just got through that cigarette, no enjoyment whatsoever. And that's the last cigarette I've had. There IS no going back. I am SO incredibly happy to be a non-smoker! There was no weight gain, no substitutions, just a very happy non-smoker! It really is possible. I gave the book to my best friend and she quit with no pain whatsoever as well. Nicotine has brainwashed us and this book takes that brainwashing away and replaces it with a positive message. Try it! The worst thing that could happen is that it DOESN'T work for you, right? I have now passed my 40th birthday and am enjoying my life. I can eat a meal and be completely fulfilled by that meal. No more wriggling around, restless in a nice restaurant because I can't light up and "finish" the meal. What a wonderful feeling. TRY IT OUT!! You have so much life to live on your own, without the horrible enslavement of the smoke to drag you down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book changed my life. If you smoke, please let it change yours. I wasn't even sure I wanted to quit smoking but this book changed all that. Believe me when I say, I really enjoyed smoking. Almost three years later, I don't ever think about smoking and some times I forget that I was a smoker.
felirty More than 1 year ago
great simple read and it is not pushy, religious-base or even the 12 steps type of approach. Very realistic and helps give strength and reality to the addiction that it truly is.
BlackyTux More than 1 year ago
I had tried many ways to quit smoking but nothing worked until I found this book. Now, ten years and seven month later I'm still not smoking. It was the easiest way to quit. Gave this book to a friend who wants to quit smoking. Three years ago I gave this book to another friend and he is still not smoking!
adrianna More than 1 year ago
Friend recommended this book and although it was informative...it did not work for me. I believe it works for some people by changing the way you think about smoking..but for others it just did not work.
chemhansen More than 1 year ago
I tried everything; hypnotism, patches, gum, Chantix, cold turkey, tapering off. After 42 years of heavy smoking this is the only thing that worked. Highly recommended.
sc1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is incredibly simple and very repetitive. But after a pack a day for 15 years and a ton of failed attempts, I haven't smoked again since I finished the book (9 months as of the date of this review). Either this book will make everything click for you or you'll think it's silly. Either way, you've got nothing to lose.
robertjgarcia4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It really works. GREAT book, if you are a dirty filthy smoker.
Mendota More than 1 year ago
I smoked for 35 years and tried quitting many times before I read Allen Carr's book. I had to read it a few times but IT REALLY WORKED. It has been 2 Months today and I have not gained any weight and if a thought comes around about wanting a smoke I will do as the book says. If you are reading this then you already made the first step...buy it, read it and become a non smoker. It really is that easy.
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Great concept and really works except it is too wordy - would recommend the shortened version of the book instead.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No need for a long review here. About the first three quarters of the book is spent exploding various myths and delusions about smoking (such as smoking relaxing you or getting rid of stress), which sets you up and gets you into the right frame of mind for actually quitting. At this point, the book wants you to continue smoking while you read it. In a nutshell, the easy way to stop smoking involves two things: one, deciding you are never going to smoke again, and two, don't mope about it anymore, rejoice. Sounds too simple, but after reading the first part of the book, this strategy will make more sense to you. Lastly, the book cites two main reasons why you will fail: the influence of other smokers, and having a bad day. Having been around for 20 some years and being able to refine it with twenty years of feedback, I feel like this is one of the better books out there on non-smoking. Also helpful: "The Sixty-Second Motivator" -short, to the point, and practical.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I quit smoking. No one can. I haven't had one pang, no moods, no hysterics, no outbursts, I haven't killed anyone, nor have I threatened to. I just read Alan's book, smoked my last cigarette as I read the last page, closed the book, put out my cigarette, and that was it. I'M DONE!! I've been done for over a month now and really believe I am done forever. What a relief. I can hang with the cool people now! Try it. It works. It really, really works. I don't know why it works, but it works. Just do it. You won't regret it. It will change your life. XO K
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Proteus More than 1 year ago
Allen has a way of understanding the smoker that is refreshing and authentic. Having been a smoker himself he actually understands smokers and doesn't just berate you with all the dangers of smoking (which we all hear enough of anyway). If you are thinking about quitting then take the time to read this book. When I was done, not only did I want to quit, but I wasn't even bothered. Withdrawals were all but non-existent and I feel great! Good luck to you all and keep your head up (your not alone).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know how this book does it but after you read the last page - if you're genuinely interested in quitting smoking - you will not pick up another cigarette. I haven't smoked in a month and have never had the urge to. In fact, when I am around smokers, I find myself seeking refuge due to my intolerance of second-hand smoke. The book doesn't really tell you anything you don't already know, which is why I give it only 3 stars for being educational. What it does do is remind you that smoking is merely enslavement and that you are strong enough to break free. If you are trying to quit, read this book. Read it twice if you have to. But it will work.