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Twenty-five years ago, Allen Carr found himself tortured by his five-pack-a-day smoking habit. He devised his own method for stopping smoking and, since then, has helped millions of people quit by exploding basic myths about smoking, such as that it relieves stress and boredom, improves concentration or is enjoyable. Carr insists that fear of being without a cigarette really keeps people tied to smoking. Carr's book hammers home the point that smoking is an incredibly stupid and revolting habit that poses extraordinary health risks, and has no upside. You may not necessarily quit after you read it, but you'll certainly have a lot to think about that may change your behavior. getAbstract highly recommends this book to smokers who are tired of being enslaved.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why people start smoking;
  • Why you don't need willpower to stop smoking; and
  • How to quit smoking.

About the Author

Allen Carr's book has sold millions of copies and has been translated into more than 20 languages. He died of lung cancer in November 2006. He also wrote The Easy Way to Stop Drinking.



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