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The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

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The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Join the Millions Who Have Become Non-Smokers Using Allen Carr's Easyway Method

Sterling Publishing,

15 min read
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If smoking is so bad for your health, why don't more people quit? You can walk away from the habit.

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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.


Up in Smoke

Smoking is the worst thing you can do to your body. It causes cancer, emphysema, high blood pressure, heart disease, shortness of breath and other serious conditions. It's expensive. Smokers spend hundreds of dollars annually on smoking, and a heavy smoker could spend $100,000 over a lifetime. Yet, despite dire health consequences and this cash drain, most smokers continue to smoke. Why? Because they're scared. They believe quitting is a tremendous sacrifice. They think the withdrawal pain will be too much to bear. They are convinced that life without cigarettes will be unpleasant.

In reality, smokers who quit give up only illusions and misconceptions. Smokers need to ask themselves why they smoke and whether it's truly enjoyable. Smokers huddled outside an office building during a coffee break do not appear to be enjoying themselves. They are merely feeding a powerful nicotine addiction. The act of lighting a little paper stick in order to draw poisonous substances into your lungs is actually quite insane. Smoking causes stained teeth, bad breath and smelly clothes. It prevents you from fully tasting food. Smokers are not stupid. They understand that 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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