Page Table of Contents

Top 10 tips on how to quit smoking

  1. 1. Set your date and time to stop

    You’re going to stop smoking naturally so carry on smoking as usual until then.

    Set your date and time to stop and carry on smoking as usual right up to that time – don’t try to cut down beforehand, that just makes cigarettes seem more precious rather than less so.

  2. 2. Look forward

    Remember – you’re not giving up anything because cigarettes do absolutely nothing for you at all. They provide you with no genuine pleasure or crutch, they simply keep you addicted – a slave to nicotine. Get it clearly into your mind: you are losing nothing and you are making marvellous positive gains not only in health, energy and money but also in confidence, self-respect, freedom and, most important of all, in the length and quality of your future life. You’re going to enjoy being a non-smoker right from the moment you put out your last cigarette.

  3. 3. Have a final cigarette

    You’re going to give up smoking easily so make a solemn vow

    Actually, there’s nothing to give up – you’re getting rid of something. Light your final cigarette and make a solemn vow that regardless of what highs or lows may befall you in future, you will never puff on another cigarette or take nicotine in any form again. This is one of the most important decisions you will ever make because the length and quality of your future life critically depend on it. What’s more, you know it’s the correct decision even as you make it. Having made what you know to be the correct decision never even begin to question or to doubt that decision.

  4. 4. Be cool about withdrawal

    The physical withdrawal is very slight and passes quickly

    Your body will continue to withdraw from nicotine for a few days but that doesn’t mean you have to be miserable or crave cigarettes. The physical withdrawal is very slight – there is no pain – and it passes quickly. What’s more, it’s what smokers suffer all their smoking lives. Non-smokers do not suffer it. You are a non-smoker and so you’ll soon be free of it forever.

    If you associate a cigarette with a coffee, tea, drink or break, have your coffee, tea, drink or break and at that moment, instead of thinking: “I can’t have a cigarette now”, simply think: “Isn’t it great: I can enjoy this moment without having to choke myself to death”.

  5. 5. Socialise as normal

    You won’t be craving a cigarette so there’s no need to avoid smokers

    Do not try to avoid smoking situations or opt out of life. Go out and enjoy social occasions right from the start and do not envy smokers, pity them. Realise that they will be envying you because every single one of them will be wishing they could be like you: free from the whole filthy nightmare. No smoker wants to see their children start smoking which means they wish they hadn’t started themselves. Remember it’s not you who are being deprived but those poor smokers. They’re being deprived of their health, energy, money, peace of mind, confidence, courage, self-respect and freedom. If you’re offered a cigarette, just say: “No thanks – I don’t smoke”, rather than start a long conversation about how long it has been since you stopped.

  6. 6. Think about smoking

    Don’t try to “not to think” about smoking – it doesn’t work

    Don’t try to “not to think about” smoking – it doesn’t work. If I say: “Don’t think about a brick wall, what are you thinking about? Just make sure that whenever you are thinking about it, you’re not thinking: “I want a cigarette but I can’t have one” but instead: “Isn’t is marvellous: I don’t need to smoke anymore and I don’t want to smoke anymore. Yippee, I’m a non-smoker!” Then you can think about it all you like and you’ll still be happy.

  7. 7. There’s no such thing as “just one” cigarette after you quit smoking

    Never be fooled into thinking you can have the odd cigarette just to be sociable or just to get over a difficult moment. If you do, you’ll find yourself back in the trap in no time at all. Never think in terms of one cigarette, always think of the whole filthy lifetime’s chain. Remember: there is no such thing as just one cigarette.

  8. 8. Avoid Substitutes

    Patches, gums, nasal sprays and e-cigs just keep the addiction alive

    Do not use any nicotine substitutes. They all make it more difficult to stop because they perpetuate the illusion that you’re making a sacrifice. Substitutes that contain nicotine such as e-cigarettes or so-called Nicotine Replacement Therapy; patches, gums, nasal sprays and inhalators – are particularly unhelpful as they simply keep the addiction to nicotine alive. It’s like advising a heroin addict who’s smoking the drug off foil, to start injecting it instead.

  9. 9. Ditch your cigarettes

    You are already a non-smoker the moment you put out your final cigarette

    Do not keep cigarettes on you or anywhere else in case of an emergency. If you do, it means you’re doubting your decision. Non-smokers do not need cigarettes. You are already a non-smoker the moment you put out your final cigarette. In fact one of the many joys of being free is not having to worry about having cigarettes and a light on you, of ending that slavery.

  10. 10. Enjoy your freedom

    live a smoke-free life and be on your guard not to fall back into the trap

    Life will soon go back to normal as a non-smoker but be on your guard not to fall back into the trap. If your brain ever starts playing tricks on you by thinking “Just one cigarette”, remember there is no such thing, so the question you need to ask yourself is not: “Shall I have a cigarette now” but “Do I want to become a smoker again, all day, every day sticking those things into my mouth, setting light to them, never being allowed to stop?” The answer “No”. Why not? “Because I didn’t like being a smoker – that’s why I decided to become a non-smoker”. That way those moments can become pleasurable as you congratulate yourself that you’re free and that way you can enjoy the benefits of stopping smoking and remaining a non-smoker for the rest of your life.

What are the best & most effective ways to quit smoking cigarettes?

Your success in quitting smoking depends very much on the method you decide to use. You can make any task difficult by going about it the wrong way. Try crossing the road blindfold, drunk, standing on your hands and the chances are you won’t make it! Do it in a more sensible and simple way and you can’t fail.

Which method you choose to help you to achieve your goal is therefore very important. Although there are numerous techniques and treatments purporting to help you quit smoking, most of them result in less than one person out of ten actually succeeding.

The ways to quit smoking (click the link to read more):

Comparison table of quit smoking methods / best ways to stop smoking

Comparison table of quit smoking methods

(click the method to read more about it)

Method  Money Back Guarantee? Nictoine or Drug Free? Potential Side Effects? Allowed during pregnancy? Initial Cost? Ongoing Cost? Method 
Willpower1 N/A Yes No Yes No – Free No – Free Willpower1
E-cigarettes / Vaping2-10 No No Yes Yes – Under Advice Yes – Medium Yes – Lifelong E-cigarettes / Vaping2-10
Allen Carr’s Easyway12 Yes Yes No Yes Yes – Medium No Allen Carr’s Easyway12
Heat not burn / IQOS2-10 No No Yes Yes – Under Advice Yes – Medium Yes – Lifelong Heat not burn / IQOS2-10
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Patches, Gum)2-10 No No Yes Yes – Under Advice Yes – Medium Yes – Potentially Lifelong Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Patches, Gum)2-10
Champix / Chantix / Varenicline2-10 No No Yes No Yes – Medium No Champix / Chantix / Varenicline2-10
Zyban / Buproprion2-10 No No Yes No Yes – Medium No Zyban / Buproprion2-10
Acupuncture1 No Yes No Yes Yes – High Yes – Weeks / Months Acupuncture1
Hypnosis11 No Yes No Yes Yes – High No Hypnosis11

Other useful stop smoking articles & news

Allen Carr’s Easyway – the best way to stop smoking

– a short video with permanent subtitles

The best way to stop smoking. If you want to read more then click here

No substitutes or medications

The seminar only takes 5 hours & video programme 2.5 hours

No cravings
No weight gain

No changing your daily habits

No withdrawal symptoms

Money–back guarantee*

(seminars only)

Clinically Proven Method

Allen Carrs easyway is clinically proven and drug free

The Allen Carr’s Easyway method has been clinically proven in two randomised controlled trials. The results show it to be as good as, if not better than the UK’s Gold standard NHS 1-1 Stop Smoking Service12 and almost twice as effective as the Irish Governments service12 . It does not require the use of any drugs or nicotine products.

Read more about success rates 

Stop smoking programs

Easyway doesn’t focus on the downsides of smoking and vaping – you know all about those already. Instead the method answers the question “what’s so great about being a smoker/vaper?” Understanding that is the key to being set free.

There a number of ways of using the Allen Carr’s Easyway method choose the right one for you.

Prices from £187.

Stop smoking programs

Been 1 year smoke free

Real People, Real Stories – Testimonial by Dave Fenton, USA*

View more success stories

*results may vary

Free online consultation

Not sure if you’re ready? Daunted by the prospect of what stopping smoking will mean for you? We can help.

Take a few minutes to fill out our online consultation and we will get back to you with our personalised recommendation.

Go on, start your journey to freedom today!

Online consultation

FREE Videos & Information!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Books to help quit smoking

There are a large number of books available to help you to quit smoking but the following are the highest rated on Amazon. The Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking books are by far the biggest selling and most successful year in and year out over the last 30 years.

However, seminars are by far the most effective way of stopping – hence why Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking are able to offer the unique money back guarantee.

#1 Best Seller Worldwide

Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking

Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking is a self-help classic, with over 20m copies sold worldwide. It has been a #1 bestseller in nine European countries. It outsells all other quit smoking titles combined.

#2 Best Seller Worldwide

Allen Carr’s Easyway for Women to Stop Smoking

This book addresses the difficulties that women smokers face when trying to quit, and shows how his technique successfully resolves them. Allen’s unique method removes the feeling of deprivation and works without using willpower. 

#2 Best Seller USA

Allen Carr’s Easyway to Quit Smoking

This book is the most up-to-date, cutting-edge, best-practice version of Allen Carr’s Easyway method. It now includes advice on vaping, cannabis, JUUL, self-harm & anxiety, the dopamine issue, and more advice about habitual triggers. Through following this method, you will not only be set free from your smoking addiction but you will also find it easy and even enjoyable to quit.


Tell a friend about Allen Carr’s Easyway

Do you know someone who would benefit from being introduced to Allen Carr’s Easyway? Send them this page via email