SRS How I quit smoking...

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  1. Swift

    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    I started smoking "on and off" when I was 18, and I was basically trapped from then on, I tried to quit many times, and it never worked for more than 4 months. I had a girlfriend for a while, which at that time I did not smoke, but of course after breaking up I started again (after almost 2 years of not smoking).

    I smoked about 8-12 ciggerettes a day consistently for about the last 2 years and it got to a point where mentally I thought that I could NEVER quit, because the thought of not smoking made me feel extremely uncomfortable.

    Anyway, so about 3 weeks ago my friend receieved a book from another friend on quitting smoking, she is currently writing exams so I asked her if I could borrow it first, and because I'm too smooooove she let me.
    The book is: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. By: Alan Carr
    Alan Carr died from lung cancer (he smoked 100+ ciggerettes/day), but he cured many people from smoking, INCLUDING MYSELF! This is a summary of a legend:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6194670.stm

    The site that is worth wild to visit is, or you can just Google the book:
    http://www.theeasywaytostopsmoking.com/

    Everyone who smokes, trust me, you have nothing to lose by reading this book, and from a past smokers perspective the book is great because it tells you that you SHOULD keep smoking until you finish the entire book!

    I finished reading the book in about 2 weeks (I took my sweet time because I was scared to quit), but once I finished the book, I went out with a friend and had my last ciggerette for the rest of my life. I hope reading this book will change your life as it did mine.
     
  2. methyst

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    Congrats Swift :)

    I was recommended this book by 2 ex-smokers.

    I did stop smoking once for about 7mths in my early 20's, but only because I was pressured into it, not by my own choice.

    At some points was smoking up to 25 a day, and about 10 a day the last few years, would even refuse to think about quitting, always had a spare pack with me.

    I can so relate to that slow reading part :hs:

    Usually I'm a speed reader, but took about a week to finish it, even taking the weekend off reading because I was scared that I'd finish it that weekend, and have to quit, and not be able to have a cig while having a few drinks:p

    In the end I finished the book on the Monday, 3 weeks ago. There were 4 cigs left in my packet which I had originally planned to finish. I threw them in the bin. And haven't smoked a cig since.

    A good site with a forum to read is www.quitnet.com
     
  3. stolid_agnostic

    stolid_agnostic One who is both stolid and agnostic. Get a diction

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    there was a pdf of this book floating around earlier....anyone have a link to it? pm me?
     
  4. methyst

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    http://www.quitsmokingonline.com/

    The guide on this site is virtually identical.

    I did actually buy my book, but have since downloaded it. Looking for the link but it may have been removed from the forum it was on.
     
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  6. Swift

    Swift http://www.bounceweb.com

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    NICE. This book is seriously worth it's weight in gold!
    Spread the news, there's never been anything better than the feeling of quitting smoking... 'cept boning Sweedish twins or something... :p
     

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