Stop Smoking with Allen Carr's Easyway Worldwide - experts in the field of smoking cessation.
- Juan Carlos May 16, 10:51 AM
Hola, este mes he cumplido un año sin tabaco!!!! Y solo queria daros las gracias por ayudarme. he disfrutado mucho con el proceso y estoy muy contento….
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Full Name: Kathy Trenwith from Northants, England
Occupation: retired care manager/RNLD.
Have you tried to quit before and if so, which methods have you tried?
I hadn’t tried stopping smoking for over 15 yrs as I had always been unsuccessful. The last time was using the inhaler method.
Briefly describe your thoughts on the method:
I am just amazed it worked because even at the end I was still wondering how it was going to get me to stop.
Approx date that you stopped smoking? 31/1/13
Briefly describe the impact on your life of having stopped smoking:
More money and I don’t feel as smelly. My cough has improved beyond belief.
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):
I didn’t even want to stop smoking but my daughter’s partner used the method and stopped smoking. Then my daughter did it – so I tried it out of curiosity!!! I had not thought about giving up smoking for years.
I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and thought it wouldn’t do me any harm to stop.
I am really happy now I have stopped and keep telling other smokers. I had my 1st cigarette when I was 5 yrs old and have smoked daily since I was about 9 or 10 yrs old. If I can give up anyone can!!! The method really, truly is a miracle for me!
Posted on 12:20 Mar 13, 2013
Gillian O – from Co. Wexford, Ireland
Occupation: Beauty Therapist
Have you tried to quit before and if so, which stop smoking methods have you tried? I have tried to quit several times using will power & nicotine patches
Briefly describe your thoughts on the method:
I found it difficult to smoke whilst using the method – it was almost like my mind had been opened to the disgusting thing smoking really is… A slow & painful suicide.
Briefly describe the impact on your life of having stopped smoking: I can cuddle my daughter without reeking of smoke, I can kiss my partner without worrying about my breath. I can save more money towards our wedding. I can breath with ease. I’m less stressed because I know I’m no longer killing myself. I no longer have guilt about smoking. It’s no longer a topic of argument at home.
Posted on 09:55 Feb 04, 2013
Jason S – from the UK – now living and working in The Maldives.
Occupation: Director of Spa
Have you tried to quit before and if so, which methods have you tried? Once, using the will-power method it lasted a week and then I gradually started only socially, however this increased over the years
Briefly describe your thoughts on this stop smoking method: It spoke to me as a person with sincerity and reality, it all made sense, frankly I do not know what happened as I was smoking and following the method at one point I lit up and when I did I thought “What the ****! I don’t want this” I put it out and that was my last cigarette.
Approx date that you stopped smoking? September 20th 2012 9pm
Briefly describe the impact on your life of having stopped smoking: Not being controlled, ruled and living my life around an addiction, the realisation that everything in the book about smoking is true. Stopping smoking has given me the focus to get my kicks on health and fitness and feeling alive!
Is there something special which you have achieved since you stopped smoking? Yes, I have directed all my energy into my fitness and body, I have lost a lot of weight and am training to achieve the best body and peak fitness I can.
Did you stop smoking for a specific reason? Another chest infection and thinking it was cancer. Witnessing people in the UK on the street outside pubs and anywhere where smoking was permitted dragging on cigarettes like it was life itself, I thought it looked bad and so did the people doing it, yet I was one of them.
Any interesting angles that you can highlight about your case would be very useful (but not essential): I have lived a frantic, ex-pat, social existence, I was convinced I would always be a smoker. I felt this would be my area to fail me (Drinking and socialising) I completed an evening drinking and didn’t smoke, each time I socialised I moved away from smokers…….I watch smokers in these environments being controlled by their addiction, drawing on a cigarette like it’s life itself…..as the book says, you do feel sorry for them. The book works!!! I am testament to that as of this moment I have no inclination, desire or curiosity to pick a cigarette up again after a 30 year addiction…… I am free!
Posted on 13:50 Feb 01, 2013
From the desk of John Dicey, Worldwide Director, Allen Carr’s Easyway
A new study (see link at the end) blames so called “light” cigarettes for a huge rise in cancer risk. The study concludes that smokers who use light cigarettes tend to inhale more deeply in order to “maintain the accustomed absorption of nicotine”.
The results of the study are frightening but unfortunately no surprise at all to Allen Carr’s Easyway. Allen Carr was trying to make people aware of the issue with so called light cigarettes decades ago. It’s another indication of how wrong the medical and scientific establishment can get their advice.
Allen Carr explained clearly that smokers who used light cigarettes were being lulled into a false sense of security (that light cigarettes were less harmful) because they would unknowingly inhale deeper, for longer, more frequently in order to get the amount of the drug that they had become accustomed to (it is natural for an addict to increase their use of the drug the longer they take it). Allen was ignored and successive UK Chief Medical Officers continued to advise smokers to smoke light cigarettes. Unfortunately women were more likely to switch to light cigarettes in the mistaken belief that they might be less harmful. It could be considered the medical establishment’s first foray into the twilight world of “harm reduction” – the latest version of which heralds nicotine sprays, e-cigarettes, and other smokeless nicotine products.
In the 50’s, 60,s and 70’s the horrific use of beagle dogs to assess levels of nicotine, tar, and other poisons taken into the body by smokers did not take into account a smokers ability to change their smoking behaviour (by inhaling deeper, for longer periods, more frequently) as the dogs were hooked up to machines that force fed them unrelenting “regulated” doses of smoke into their lungs indefinitely. The images of this happening are nightmarish and harrowing enough – the fact that the science behind the experiments was so fatally flawed renders them even more so.
Allen Carr’s Easyway organisation remains fearful of the effects of e-cigarette use in the same way. Users of e-cigarettes seem to be able to regulate the amount of nicotine they imbibe in an almost homespun fashion. They are able to use e-cigarettes more often with less restriction. Not only is there very little data (if any) relating to the long term effects of e-cigarette use (or any smokeless nicotine use for that matter) science is extremely likely to make the same mistake as it did with light cigarettes and ignore the likelihood that e-cigarette users will dramatically increase the amounts of nicotine they imbibe compared to when they were smoking cigarettes. Who knows how many decades we’ll have to wait to find out the truth about that.
In terms of the way e-cigarettes are being marketed and advertised we’re headed back towards the dark days of the 1950s, 60’s, and 70’s when the nicotine industry denied that their products were addictive – let alone harmful.
Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking method is effective for smokers of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, as well as users of nicotine patches, gum, sprays, and e-cigarettes.
The Metro reports in detail on the study.
If you would like further information on Allen Carr’s Easyway’s approach to gaining complete freedom from nicotine, please get in touch with your nearest Allen Carr’s Easyway stop smoking clinic.
Posted on 12:05 Jan 24, 2013 by John Dicey, Worldwide Director
From the desk of John Dicey, Worldwide Director, Allen Carr’s Easyway
It was wonderful to hear this story from Janne Strom at Allen Carr’s Easyway Helsinki, Finland. A client desperate to stop smoking when she became pregnant travelled 800KM to attend an Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Session. Here is Sanna’s story in her own words….
When I went in secondary school 2004-2007. I was a “good girl”. I never tried alcohol or cigarettes at all. I hated both and tended to look down on smokers. I remember thinking that the quitting smoking could not be so difficult – what was wrong with these people?
However in 2007, everything changed. I had cardiac surgery because I had a hole in my heart. In addition, I was diagnosed with a chronic disease, that revolutionized my life once and for all. I was angry and astonished, what had I done that was so bad I had to be punished with these diseases?
And then my life start to go downhill; for the first time, I started to rebel against my mother. I got to know young people who had been on a bad path for a while: alcohol overuse and of course smoking. I decided to experiment with cigarettes. It tasted awful and I thought I’ll never get used to the taste – I can never get hooked to this. Gradually, smoking increased and one month after first cigarette, I bought a pack of cigarettes for the first time myself.
When I wanted to stop smoking – I found stopping to be really difficult. I never survived more than two days. Finally I accepted my destiny, I had become addicted to cigarettes.
In 2011 I heard a book called Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking. I bought the book and I was so excited that I read it in a few days. And I quit, just as easily as the book promised. Despite my good feeling, I had that twisted thought, that I could smoke one or two every now and then, because it was so easy to stop and if I get hooked again, I could easily stop again. SO I smoked first, second, third and so on…. I was hooked again and I could not quit again. I read the book, but that certain spark which I had received in first reading was gone.
A year later in the summer of 2012, I got married and started to try to get pregnant with my husband. The desperation was terrible, because I knew that smoking must end. I could not be so selfish that deliberately harming my own child. I got pregnant right away, but I could not quit smoking. The pregnancy went very badly wrong and partially I blamed my smoking.
In October, I was pregnant again and this time it was clear, smoking must end – by any means. I had been visiting Allen Carr’s Easyway (Finland) website for some time checking seminar price’s. I dreamed that I would be able to finance myself to attend a seminar. Then (on the website) there appeared an offer of a discount for pregnant women and I didn’t doubt for one moment longer. I booked a place on the seminar and purchased the airline tickets.
Three weeks later, Saturday November 24th 2012, weeks of pregnancy 7+4, I flew about 800 kilometres south and I arrived at the seminar. I sat there for about five to six hours, which time we had regular smoking breaks. When the time came to smoke my final cigarette I had a great tribulation, extremely heavy feeling. When I stubbed out that cigarette my anxiety faded, and I wanted to travel the world to tell how great feeling I have and how lucky I am.
The relaxation exercise at the end (hypnotherapy) was important to me, it brought an additional impetus for stopping and I was sure it would help my subconscious mind. It all happened without nicotine substitutes, drugs and treatments. Best of all, without any withdrawal symptoms. It was EASY!
The first three days without tobacco were the easiest and in a sense the most difficult days. I was very worried about lapsing again. The most wonderful was when days and weeks began to run, all of a sudden I realized that I had been a non-smoker for a long time – it was as if I had forgotten that I was once a smoker.
How wonderful it is to be aware of the fact that the baby is doing well inside of me. He is able to breathe freely and certainly not exposed to diseases that smoking can cause. I am free of guilt, which so many smoking expectant mothers experience, when they are not able to stop smoking. I know I am lucky.
Love to live my life the fullest without cigarettes. I will never smoke again, because the desire and need to smoke are gone. I do not miss cigarettes at all, unlike the previous attempts to quit. I don’t want to smoke anymore and that is what all smokers want – for the desire to smoke to disappear.
I (and my baby) will always thank Allen Carr’s Easyway – the method – and the organisers – especially Janne Strom at Allen Carr’s Easyway Helsinki.
For more information about how to get help to stop smoking with Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinics, whether you smoke cigarettes, roll-up cigarettes, cigars, a pipe, e-cigs, or are addicted to nicotine gum/patches and how to stop smoking (or vaping) easily rather than feeling like you have to give up something – click on your country’s flag at the top of this page.
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Posted on 10:51 Jan 04, 2013 by John Dicey, Worldwide Director