Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking Review

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I wrote this review on Amazon a year after I quit smoking thanks to this book

When I bought this book I promised myself I would wait an entire year before writing a review and only if it actually worked. Here we are 1 year later.

I never thought I would write this. I smoked a pack and a half a day for over 17 years and tried to quit countless times. In June 2020 I quit for about 3 months but then started vaping and smoking again. Got to the point where I was going through 2 JUUL pods and 5 smokes a day.

I woke up on Aug 8, 2021 and smoked a cigarette as usual, but as I went about my day something in my brain clicked and I had the urge to try quitting again for the 100th time. I didn’t expect it to work. I tried everything you could think of. I heard so many people in this thread write about Allen Carr’s book but I thought it was a bunch of bullshit and didn’t bother giving it a try.

I was so skeptical but decided to give it a shot and I purchased the eBook at 11AM and started reading it. The words made sense and some parts made me laugh. I smoked a few more cigarettes and kept vaping all day.

I finished the book at around 5:10PM and went through the ritual of smoking my last cigarette. I’ve done this 1000 times before. I put out the cigarette at 5:17PM and threw away my JUUL and the rest of my pods. I quit cold turkey. I was done.

The next few days were invigorating, something seemed to have clicked, and it felt like things were working. I drank water, chewed mint gum, and rode my bike. First week flew by!

The next few weeks were tough, cravings came and went, but I felt like I was making progress.

The next few months were up and down as well. At the three-month mark and six-month mark I thought I was going to relapse again. I reread the book at the 6-month mark to reinforce some of the points.

The last six months were relatively easy, and there are entire weeks that go by where I don’t think about smoking at all.

It has now officially been a year, I never thought I would break free, but I could not be happier. I can’t believe this simple book, with its simple message, had such a profound effect on me. For anyone who reads this and is struggling right now, I hope this serves as a tiny bit of inspiration. I was as skeptical of this book as anyone else and it worked for me. I would suggest at least giving it a try and reading it with an open mind.

I was so tired of having my entire life revolve around nicotine. I am so happy to finally be free. I wish you all luck in your journey and I hope you can find the peace that I have found.

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