There are many ways to quit smoking cigarettes, and since I finally quit smoking, I’m here to tell you that the best way to quit smoking is by what I believe to be the easy way to quit once and for all. Any smoker who wants to quit smoking cigarettes (and those who don’t want to quit) can give you a laundry list of reasons why quitting is good for you and the healthy thing to do, to the point where repeating the reasons to quit starts sounding like a broken record and smokers want to say “Shut Up!” to family or friends with their well-intentioned barrage of requests to quit.
Smokers know the health risks and dangers associated with smoking cigarettes or cigars, or even the health risks involved with chewing tobacco products, but nicotine addiction keeps smokers smoking and dippers dipping despite the risks or harmful effects, and all the begging and nagging to quit smoking or chewing tobacco sounds like “blah blah blah” to smokers and tobacco users, which won’t help get loved ones to quit.
Reading various myths about quitting smoking or hearing about all the bad things that can happen because of physical withdrawal, such as having to cope with nasty nicotine withdrawal symptoms (like the feeling of wanting to rip someone’s head off for making you mad), is enough to cause some hardened smokers to keep on smoking.
Common Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms
- Cravings to smoke
- Irritability (ready to kill someone)
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sore throat
- Constipation, gas, stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- Sore tongue and/or gums
- Postnasal drip
- Tightness in the chest
Many smokers have successfully quit smoking with a wide variety of quit smoking aids in the form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRTs) like nicotine gum, stop smoking pills, shots, patches, inhaler, lozenges and nasal sprays. Quitting smoking “cold turkey”, hypnosis and acupuncture treatments have also helped many people quit smoking. It was my personal choice to stay away from all nicotine replacement therapies and prescription quit smoking pills like Chantix because of the strange and scary side effects reported by many Chantix users, but I know several people personally who have successfully quit smoking with Chantix and swear by the effectiveness of the prescription pill.
Easy way to stop smoking
When I decided to finally quit smoking, I found the process of quitting to be very easy. Really. Previous halfhearted attempts to stop smoking was more like saying “I want to want to quit smoking”, rather than a real decision to quit, and after several attempts to quit I gave up and started smoking again. Now that I have really quit smoking once and for all, I can honestly say that of all the known nicotine withdrawal symptoms many people say are so horrible, my experience has been quite the opposite.
If I have experienced physical or emotional withdrawal symptoms, the feelings have been so slight that they are virtually indistinguishable to me and others around me, but I wouldn’t recommend testing me to see if I’ll have a meltdown. Until recently, I never would have believed that there really was an easy way to stop smoking, but I’m so glad to have discovered Allen Carr’s book about quitting smoking. I know, I know. Reading a book helped me quit smoking?
Yes, it did, and you don’t have to take my word for it either. By the time I had read just half of Allen Carr’s book called The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, I had put out my last cigarette and I knew I would never smoke again and I haven’t. If you are trying to quit smoking or you know someone who is trying to stop smoking, read the book. You have nothing to lose by reading the book and finding out for yourself how easy it can be to stop smoking. Really easy.
When I told a couple of people that I quit smoking because of what I read in a book, they all asked me, “Well, what did the book say?”, with a silly yeah-right look on their face. It’s not just a matter of what Carr says in the book, but how he explains the easy way method to stop smoking that surprises readers.
Allen Carr used to smoke 100 cigarettes a day! That’s a 5-pack a day smoking addiction, and his method to quit smoking worked for him immediately, instantaneously. I knew that if Carr could quit smoking that many cigarettes a day and deal with his nicotine addiction effectively, then my piddly barely a pack a day smoking habit would be easy to stop. Quitting smoking was easy for me, and quitting can be just as easy for you too. Read the book and see for yourself.