Top 10 Tips on How to Quit Vaping – Allen Carr’s Easyway
Many people think Allen Carr’s Easyway is simply a series of tips on how to quit vaping to help vapers quit. It isn’t. It’s as if vapers are lost in a maze. They want to escape vaping and smoking but they don’t know the correct directions.
Allen Carr’s Easyway method provides a map of the maze and simple instructions to help any vaper get free. However, if you try to follow the instructions without first understanding the map, or you fail to follow all the instructions, you may never find the exit.
Once you’ve got it clearly into your mind that there are no advantages to vaping, then the instructions below will help you get free but if you are serious about stopping, we strongly recommend you attend your nearest Allen Carr centre or have an an online seminar from the comfort of your own home:
1. Set your date and time to stop; you’re going to quit vaping naturally so carry on vaping as usual until then
Set your date and time to stop and carry on vaping as usual right up to that time – don’t try to reduce the number of vapes you have beforehand, that just makes e-cigarettes seem more precious rather than less so.
2. Look forward
Remember – you’re not giving up anything because e-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-vaper right from the moment you finish your last e-cigarette.
3. Have a final e-cigarette; you’re going to give up vaping easily so make a solemn vow
Actually, there’s nothing to give up – you’re getting rid of something. Have your final e-cigarette and make a solemn vow that regardless of what highs or lows may befall you in future, you will never vape 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. 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 e-cigarettes. The physical withdrawal is very slight – there is no pain – and it passes quickly. What’s more, it’s what vapers and smokers suffer all their smoking lives. Non-vapers do not suffer it. You are a non-vaper and so you’ll soon be free of it forever.
If you associate vaping with a coffee, tea, drink or break, have your coffee, tea, drink or break and at that moment, instead of thinking: “I can’t vape now”, simply think: “Isn’t it great: I can enjoy this moment without having to choke myself to death”.
5. Socialise as normal; you won’t be craving vaping or cigarettes so there’s no need to avoid smokers
Do not try to avoid vaping and smoking situations or opt out of life. Go out and enjoy social occasions right from the start and do not envy vapers, 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 nightmare. No vaper wants to see their children start vaping which means they wish they hadn’t started themselves. Remember it’s not you who are being deprived but those poor vapers. They’re being deprived of their health, energy, money, peace of mind, confidence, courage, self-respect and freedom. If you’re offered an e-cigarette, just say: “No thanks – I don’t vape”, rather than start a long conversation about how long it has been since you stopped.
6. Think about it; don’t try to “not to think” about vaping – it doesn’t work
Don’t try to “not to think about” vaping – 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 an ecigarette but I can’t have one” but instead: “Isn’t is marvellous: I don’t need to vape anymore and I don’t want to vape anymore. Yippee, I’m a non-vaper!” Then you can think about it all you like and you’ll still be happy.
7. There’s no such thing as “just one” ecigarette after you quit vaping
Never be fooled into thinking you can have the odd vape 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 vape, always think of the whole filthy lifetime’s chain. Remember: there is no such thing as just one vape.
8. Avoid Substitutes; patches, gums and nasal sprays just keep the addiction alive
Do not use any substitutes. They all make it more difficult to stop because they perpetuate the illusion that you’re making a sacrifice. Substitutes that contain nicotine 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. Ditch your ecigarettes; you are already a non-vaper the moment you have your final vape
Do not keep e-cigarettes on you or anywhere else in case of an emergency. If you do, it means you’re doubting your decision. Non-vapers do not need e-cigarettes. You are already a non-vaper the moment you have your final vape. In fact one of the many joys of being free is not having to worry about having e-cigarettes, of ending that slavery.
10. Enjoy your freedom; live a vape-free life and be on your guard not to fall back into the trap
Life will soon go back to normal as a non-vaper 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 vape”, remember there is no such thing, so the question you need to ask yourself is not: “Shall I vape now” but “Do I want to become a vaper again, all day, every day sticking those things into my mouth, never being allowed to stop?” The answer “No”. Why not? “Because I didn’t like being a vaper – that’s why I decided to become a non-vaper”. That way those moments can become pleasurable as you congratulate yourself that you’re free and that way you can enjoy remaining a non-vaper for the rest of your life.