How To Quit Smoking Easily And Happily
At Allen Carr's Easyway we are experts in showing people how to quit smoking. Smoking is a complex issue and most people will tell you it's hard to quit, with Easyway it is just that... easy. Our how to quit smoking ultimate guide will show you how to prepare to quit, what factors to look at and ultimately how you can quit smoking easily and happily.
As smoking and vaping are essentially just different methods of nicotine delivery we will treat them as same thing. The points we make will apply equally to both.
We'll discuss a variety of related topics in this article.
- When did you decide to be a smoker?
- The costs of smoking
- The benifits of smoking
- Why you may have found it difficult to quit in the past
- Understanding the addiction
- Physical Withdrawl
- Mental cravings
- Why NRT/Vaping and willpower don't address the main issues
- When is the right time to quit?
- The right way to prepare to quit
- Who to take advice from
- 5 hours that changed my life
- Cool things that happen when you quit
- In conclusion
There's quite a bit of information here, it about a 10 minute read so ....how to quit smoking ultimate guide.
Smoking is a complex issue. On one side, there is a physical addiction to nicotine and, on the other, a psychological addiction to cigarettes. So you may be wondering how to quit smoking easily and happily with no sense of loss or ‘giving up’?
The simple truth is that the best way to quit smoking is essential to remove your desire to smoke. With no desire to smoke, it takes no willpower not to. You can stick a patch on your arm or pop a pill, but you’ll still believe that you’re making a sacrifice.
You might think that you don’t have the willpower to quit smoking, but how many times have you smoked in the freezing cold or wet? Or driven, late at night, to get cigarettes? Your will is strong.
The Best Way to Quit Smoking is the Easy Way
The physical withdrawal from nicotine is negligible. What smokers suffer when they try to stop smoking using other quit methods is the misery and depression caused by the belief that they are being deprived of a pleasure or crutch. As long as these beliefs are in place, the quitting process is a tug of war.
Smoking is killing me—but I enjoy it. It’s expensive—but it relaxes me. It takes me away from other things—but it gives me time out during the day. It smells bad—but it relieves stress. It gives me something to do with my hands…
Sound familiar? The best way to quit smoking is to remove these excuses and see cigarettes as the poison they truly are.
The truth is—it isn’t hard to quit smoking.
Allen Carr’s Easyway is a simple, drug-free approach entirely unlike conventional quit smoking methods that rely on substitution and willpower and it comes with a genuine Money Back Guarantee. It’s the best way to quit smoking because it’s the simplest way.
We tackle the core beliefs that make quitting seem difficult. We change your thinking about smoking and teach you how to quit smoking with ease. As a result, you see smoking for what it is and your desire to smoke is removed. When you don’t want to smoke, there is no need for nicotine replacements or willpower.
Imagine this conversation…
Me: Why do you smoke?
You: I enjoy it, it relaxes me, stress relief, time out, social, boredom etc etc
Me: Cool. Would you like a glass of bleach to drink?
You: No way, don’t be ridiculous!!
Me: Why not?
You: Because it would be pointless.
Me: Are you using willpower to say no?
You: No, of course not.
Me: What about just a little sip on a Friday night?
You: No way!
I know this is a silly scenario but I’m just using it to explain how your attitude would change based on your beliefs. You don’t believe (and quite rightly) that there’s a benefit to drinking bleach therefore it’s easy to say no. But you do believe there’s some value in a cigarette and that’s why you’ve found it difficult to stop until now. Make sense?
It sounds simple because it is simple. Read some success stories and find out why Allen Carr’s Easyway is the best way to quit smoking.
It may seem incredible to think that something that is a part of who you are will just disappear in 5 hours. But smoking isn’t who you are; it’s something you do. If you stop doing it, you’ll still be the same person. You can still relax, go out, and have friends. All without cigarettes. After all, non-smokers do it all the time!
The clinics are run by people who have quit smoking using Allen Carr’s method themselves, so we know how you feel, we understand, and we can show you how to quit smoking easily and happily.
There are several ways you can quit smoking with Allen Carr’s Easyway, including private, group and corporate clinics. Our clinics are in all major Australian cities from Brisbane to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. There is also Allen Carr’s book on how to quit smoking. Call us today on 1300 848 028 or book online and learn the best way to quit smoking today.
Step 1 - Understanding the issue - habit or addiction?
A habit is a repeated behaviour that you choose to do... but are you really doing it out of choice? If you genuinely had a choice, you’d choose not to do it and wouldn’t be reading this.
With addiction the drug controls you which is the complete opposite of choice. All addicts – and yes, it is addiction – are aware of the negatives of consuming. The health risks, the money, the stigma, the effect on your family, the slavery etc.
But most addicts believe there’s some benefit or pleasure in return and that stopping means making a sacrifice or ‘giving up’.
Step 2 - Change your thinking
In reality there is nothing to give up, but most people believe there is some benefit or pleasure which feels like a mental battle going on in your head:
“It’s killing me…but it relaxes me”
“It’s expensive…but it gives me a break”
“It’s consuming me…but I enjoy it”
How do you feel when you think about quitting? Do you feel happy and excited? Or does it make you feel anxious, nervous or even scared?
For most users it’s the latter and of course when you feel this way, you reach for the drug in the belief that it’s going to help you when in fact, it’s the cause of your anxiety. And so the cycle of addiction continues.
The truth is, it’s a tug of war of fear:
How can I enjoy life or cope with stress without smoking, vaping, alcohol etc?
You know you shouldn’t do it but you still want to and this is what we call the willpower approach; also known as not being allowed to do something that you want to do.
It’s unpleasant, it’s miserable, it’s difficult and it usually ends in failure.
Just the thought of giving up our crutch or pleasure makes us block out the negatives, feel anxious and decide that we’re not quite ready yet.
At some point in your life you've probably tried to cut down or control your intake but this just makes it seem even more precious and the problem becomes consuming.
It’s not so much that we want it in our lives, but that we can’t imagine life without it. Sound familiar?
Step 3 - Remove the fear of quitting
You may not realise that 99% of your problem is mental and just 1% is physical.
If it was purely physical you’d wake up in the night in pain from withdrawal.
1% is your physical addiction to the drug; 99% is your psychological addiction to the belief that it helps you through life or that you enjoy it.
By changing how you think about it and realising there are no benefits whatsoever, we’ll break the addiction by removing your psychological dependency.
If you have no desire to do something, it requires no willpower not to do it and the whole process becomes easy and enjoyable.
It is fear that keeps us trapped.
Fear of the negatives of doing it, fear of loss, fear of giving up and fear of life never being the same again.
Once you understand how the addiction trap works, you'll have no desire to smoke, vape or drink alcohol and at the same time your fear of quitting will be removed.
Step 4 - Find your freedom
When using Allen Carr's Easyway method you will enjoy a feeling of freedom right from the start.
All feelings of deprivation are removed and even in the case of serious addiction the physical withdrawal is hardly noticeable.
Our facilitators, every one of whom quit with Allen Carr’s method, will help you to understand your addiction, change how you think about it and remove your desire to do it.
Backed by a genuine Money Back Guarantee you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.