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Myth 3: You have to suffer from withdrawal symptoms when you quit

Myth No 3: You have to suffer from withdrawal symptoms when you quit The idea that stopping smoking is accompanied by bad physical withdrawal symptoms is so widespread that you would be forgiven for assuming that it’s a scientific fact. It isn’t. Nicotine leaves the body very quickly – most of it within a few hours. The physical withdrawal is …

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Myth 2: Once a smoker, always a smoker…

This is perhaps the most damaging myth of all because it suggests that you can never become completely free. It’s the result of smokers who quit on the willpower method (any method where you believe you’re making a sacrifice) and find that they continue to crave cigarettes months or even years afterwards. No wonder smokers are afraid of quitting…just the …

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Myth 1: Smoking is a habit…

Myth No 1: Smoking is a habit Smoking is not a habit. It’s nicotine addiction. Medical science categorises it both as an addiction and a disease. If it were simply a habit, you would find it easy to break the habit. We’re in the habit of driving on the left side of the road in Australia but find no problem …

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Make 2016 the last time you decide to quit smoking…

In the summer of 1982 aged 15 I tried my first cigarette; it tasted awful and made me cough but I persevered. 4 years later I was already over it and thinking about quitting. And so on 1st January 1987 I committed to my first ever New Year’s Resolution. Quit smoking. By 4pm on 2nd January 1987 I felt anxious, depressed and desperate …

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New study finds smokers are more anxious than non-smokers

It may be a new study by the British Heart Foundation but it’s not new information. We’ve been saying this at Allen Carr’s Easyway for over 30 years! Smoking increases anxiety, increases stress levels and makes you more depressed. The foundation’s Associate Medical Director Dr Mike Knapton echoed these points. “Instead of aiding people to relax, smoking increases anxiety and …

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Method to be assessed by two major European governments

The Sunday Times breaks the news that Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinics are to be evaluated by The Irish Health Department. John Dicey, Worldwide Managing Director of Allen Carr’s Easyway comments “It’s taken this organisation more than 30 years, and me personally more than 15 years, of tireless lobbying, meetings with academics and so called experts in the …

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Top Tips to be Smoke Free…

Set your date and time to stop and carry on smoking as usual right up to that time – don’t try to cut down beforehand, that just makes cigarettes seem more precious rather than less precious. Look forward to stopping. Rather than assume you are going to feel deprived and miserable – just look forward to finally being free. Remember …

Why we want to put ourselves out of business

Addiction is worrying me. I’m not a ‘holier than thou’ type – I’ve been there, seen it, done it, and worn the t-shirt. I was an 80-a-day smoker myself and have been working to cure addiction for nearly 20 years now. In that time I’ve treated more than 30,000 smokers and overseen the treatment of around 250,000 London smokers and …

Do you wish you’d never started smoking?

Whether you tried your first cigarette aged 11, 16 or 30, chances are you didn’t know you were signing up for a life sentence. I certainly didn’t. I thought I was being a bit cool and rebellious. I had absolutely no idea that I was going to get hooked for the next 20 years of my life. 20 years a …