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Julia, a happy non-smoker in Canada
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From time to time we have happy non-smokers who gained freedom by using Allen Carr’s Easyway volunteer to be Media Case Studies. Often newspapers, magazine, and TV programme contact us to interview people who have stopped smoking using the method.
We thought it would be great to share some of these here.
Name: Julia M
Year of Birth: 1982
Address: Ontario Canada
Have you tried to quit before and if so, which methods have you tried?
I have quit (sort of) when I was 18 years old. I just tried quitting without using any method but never fully kicked the habbit as I still smoked when I drank alcohol.
Did you stop smoking using an Allen Carr book or by attending an Allen Carr’s Easyway clinic session?
I was able to forever kick my habit using Allen Carr’s book, and I’ve recommended it to everyone I know!
Briefly describe your thoughts on the book/clinic session: I think the book is such an eye opener and Allen really put everything into perspective, well written.
Approx date that you stopped smoking?
August 14, 2011 (yes, that exact day. And I wasn’t completely finished the book yet but knew it was time)
Briefly describe the impact on your life of having stopped smoking:
I’m proud. Proud to be healthier, proud to be a mother that does not smoke, proud to be a wife that does not smoke, proud to not smoke in public. Everyday I see a smoker, whether walking or driving their car, and everyday I’m so gratetfull that I’m not poisoning myself any more.
Is there something special which you have achieved since you stopped smoking? Did you stop smoking for a specific reason? Any interesting angles that you can highlight about your case would be very useful (but not essential):
Prior to quitting smoking I was 180lbs and unhappy with my health. I knew I had to quit “soon”, my husband is a non-smoker and hated the fact that I was a smoker.
I started reading Allen Carr’s stop smoking book (I’m not a big fan of reading so it was taking a while) in August of 2011. My family and I had planned a one week vacation at a cottage up North and I said to myself, I’m going to quit on vacation. My reason was that if I could quit during a time that I would smoke much more than usual I could deal with day to day life just fine.
Everyone who’s a smoker would probably agree, on vacation you smoke way more than you do on any regular day. My first day of vacation I smoked an entire pack! By day two of my vacation I felt confident in what I had read and I believed in Allen method and I decided to believe in myself. That night I sat around the campfire with my husband, mother and step father and one by one I threw my smokes into the inferno. I haven’t smoked since.
Not only that – but I am now only 133lbs – losing weight as well as stopping smoking was such a bonus – and I’m much much happier and healthier than I’ve ever been in my life. I lost nearly 50lbs over the last year and I know that the motivation to do that came from the rush that I got when I finally quit smoking. Allen’s method has dramatically changed my life in so many ways, I am so thankful.
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Posted on 19:31 May 28, 2012 by John Dicey, Worldwide Director