I read the Allen Carr book but never quit4e got what he said when he said the reason we find it hard to quit is fear. I didn't believe I was scared of anything - nothing atall. But, what I've learned through week 1 of my quit is that the cravings I feel have exactly the same physical sensations as fear. Imagine you have a mega presentation to do, or a driving test, or a medical procedure - and so you're terrified. You can't concentrate, you're shaky, you feel tense, bits of you clam up and hurt . . . . blah blhah blah. When I actually really examined what I was feeling when I was 'craving a fag' the physical feelings were precisely the same. It is fear. We might not really know (or want to admit to) what it is we're frightened of, but it is only fear. Fear's fine . . . we've all coped with that - so, stopping smoking's fine too - it's just a case of 'feel the fear and do it anyway'???
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