Alan Carr - Best book I ever read!

I'm on day 4 and feeling a little flu like. I'm on nicotine gum and nic inhaler so cravings aren't too bad. My head keeps aching and can't think straight.. Hope this will pass..Thank God for Alan Carr.. He makes so much sense.. Best book I ever read!!!

Not going to give up on being free- my ex boyfriend got lung cancer last year after smoking 20 a day for 20 years. He is only 38. He had one of his lungs removed.. But is doing good apart from that...

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smoked 5-10 a day for 7 years total.. Alan Carr and Nicotine Replacement rock!!

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  • Congratulations

    Congratulations Laurel44 on deciding to quit. Also, I'm thrilled to see you've found something - Alan Carr's book - that resonates with you. Once "the penny drops" like it has with you and Alan Carr then quitting is so much easier.

    No stops to the Penthouse now :)

  • Well done Laurell! Im only on my 2nd day and coughing already. I look at it as a good sign, getting rid of all the gunk thats been accumilating over the years. So sorry to hear about your boyfriend, im sure he will be spirring you on with your quit. What a good reason to stop right now. I just want to be here to see my boys grow up and be fit and healthy for grandchildren when they arrive. Alan carrs book is 2nd to the bible! Has his book before and cant find it, think i lent it to someone, but will be hunting to get it back today! Well done babe, keep remembering your reasons for quitting and be proud of yourself!!!!

  • Well done Laurel44

    I am on day 6 with patches and mist spray but after reading through the posts these last few days I thought about reading Allen Carrs book again, a pity I got rid of it a few years ago. I obviously wasn't really ready to quit at that stage, but have ordered another one so I figure am going in guns blazin this time, full arsenal of weapons :D

  • Hee Hee

    Right on Max414, your post made me laugh, I feel like a female version of Rambo...maybe I should rename myself Rambetta....not sure it's got quite the right ring to it :rolleyes:

  • Reading the Allen Carr book has changed my whole outlook on smoking, I wish I had known about it years ago, just the simple things like, we are not giving anything up when quitting but gaining so much, really clicked , Im going to re read it as many times as I can, another weapon to use against the horrid nico Devil, eh Max.:D

  • I'm on day 4 and feeling a little flu like. I'm on nicotine gum and nic inhaler so cravings aren't too bad. My head keeps aching and can't think straight.. Hope this will pass..Thank God for Alan Carr.. He makes so much sense.. Best book I ever read!!!

    Not going to give up on being free- my ex boyfriend got lung cancer last year after smoking 20 a day for 20 years. He is only 38. He had one of his lungs removed.. But is doing good apart from that...

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    smoked 5-10 a day for 7 years total.. Alan Carr and Nicotine Replacement rock!!

    Keep going Laurel, I read Allen Carr too and I am sure it is one of the reasons I am still quit! Sounds like you are determined to quit so half the battle done!

  • Thanks

    Thanks for all the messages... Yep, Alan Carr is great. I watched a tv programme on him as well and he was such a nice guy... He got lung cancer in the end and died at 72 in 2006.... But he said he had no regrets and that he knew his book would carry on in his legend.. R.I.P Alan :) ....you have saved so many people x

  • I love allen carr hes made me see my addiction for what it is and made quitting so much easier this time around the man was a legend!!!

  • I have just suggested a new quitter go out and get this book. I quit for 5 years cold turkey after reading Allen Carr and found it so easy I wondered why I left it so long to quit. I only started again through my own stupidity and I read the book again this time. I think he has saved thousands of peoples lives and where he got his information from doesn't matter to me, as long as it helps people and I believe he does. I think he is a legend too!

  • I'm really at a loss why WeQuit - this forum - doesn't feature more stickies. Throughout the Forum's existence people seemingly stumble upon excellent information that does exist and has been beneficial to quitters here.

    How can this Site be truely a Service Site, helping ordinary folk attain a great health benefit by stopping smoking, really hold their collective heads up saying that they ARE providing a service when they exclude information?

    Okay, some would say it's because some of these other sites are driven by financial motivation in one form or another. Get real, the World and the internet has these issues. Yet somehow we ordinary folk navigate around without becoming sex slaves in some nether world or emptying our savings into some opportunist's bank account.

    Just effing provide help and stop making it dependent upon the occasional accidental find. We smokers/ex-smokers aren't looking for a Golden Rabbit...just help more with stopping smoking by provision of information around t'internet. Mr Carr being a case in point. Not helpful to some, but it is to some others.

    It wouldn't be me, or my time on this Forum, to leave without a song...from a great album discovered many years ago but re-found - Brave & Strong

    You quitters are doing amazing and should 'keep on keepin' on' :cool:

    Cav

  • I read Allen Carr too and it was brilliant! Everything he said just made my mind click into place. Not for everybody, but for me it worked. Pleased its making sense for you.

    And sorry about your ex boyfriend, how awful getting something like that so young! X

  • why dont you mention his other books? When a book is very good isnt it worth while mentioning all the other easyway books he wrote? I will in a new thread then.

  • I quit reading the Allen Carr book only...and what he wote clicked instantly with me and I totally got it. I'm so glad my friend lent me the book after her dad also successfully gave up by reading it. I did have the eureka moment and gave up fags instantly after getting to the end of the book. I think if I'd tried to think about it too much and tried to pick holes in the method at the time (I was sorely tempted!).....well, maybe I wouldn't still be quit after 16 months. To be honest, like everything, what works for some, doesn't work for others. I'm just glad it helped me in my quit and made me think about smoking very differently to how I had been viewing it. Give it a go...the book costs pennies these days (far less than a packet of fags)....reading it won't harm you and it may just help. Good luck for everyone quitting. It does get easier and easier.

    Lisa x

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