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5 Hours That Changed My Life

I loved smoking and was very, very good at it. For 20 years it featured in every part of my day from morning to night and felt like an extension of who I was. Everywhere I went, everything I did, every waking thought it was with me like a BFF. You can imagine my absolute horror when I was confronted …

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Why the latest World No Tobacco Day campaign won’t work

31st May is World No Tobacco Day, the one day of the year when the World Health Organisation advises smokers to quit smoking. The focus of this year’s campaign is ‘tobacco and lung health’ but please forgive my cynicism, does anyone seriously believe that smokers don’t already know this stuff? Will targeting a different organ of the body (last year’s …

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Scientifically Proven to be Twice as Effective

Allen Carr is now a proven, effective, drug-free alternative to nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and e-cigarettes potentially taking the treatment of smokers out of the hands of Big Tobacco & Big Pharma for the first time. The leading stop smoking treatment, Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Seminars, which is completely drug free, has today received a major boost. A …

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The World’s Most Expensive Cigarettes

Yep, you guessed it, Australia is the most expensive place in the world to buy a packet of cigarettes. Did you buy cigarettes at the weekend and get a bigger shock than usual when told the price? On Saturday 1st September the price of cigarettes jumped up another 12.5%, an estimated $3 per pack, taking the price of a packet of …

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7 Tips For Choosing a Quit Smoking Therapist

We’re often asked if Allen Carr’s Easyway is quit smoking hypnotherapy or quit smoking hypnosis…but it’s not. It’s really quite different.    Sadly, it’s actually ridiculously easy to gain a qualification as a quit smoking hypnotherapist. A friend of mine who’s never smoked a single cigarette in her life did a 1day course and is now fully qualified. There’s even a …

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Celebrating 15 years smoke free!

15 years ago today I smoked my very last cigarette. At the time, I didn’t know it would be my last one. I hoped it would be but didn’t feel certain, after all, every other quit attempt during my 20 years of smoking had failed. Why would this one be any different? But it was different. For the first time …

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Counting the Benefits of Smoking

The benefits of smoking are as follows: 1. None 2. Nil 3. Zero 4. Nothing! The truth is, there really are absolutely no benefits to smoking whatsoever! As a 20 year smoker I’d been led to believe that smoking relaxed me, relieved my stress and helped me enjoy social occasions more. I truly believed that I enjoyed smoking and that …

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Tobacco usage is on the rise, according to the latest smoking statistics

Smoking statistics from the ABS’ latest national accounts show an increase in tobacco expenditure for the last four consecutive quarters since December 2016. A year on year increase of 2.6% in December 2017 equals a $4bn spend or a huge $16bn spend on tobacco products for the year. These figures don’t take into account the additional spend on illegal black …