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It is particularly important that you understand Allen’s central point that in reality there is nothing to give up because smoking provides you with no genuine pleasure or crutch and so you are not making any sacrifice at all and there is no reason to feel deprived. That may sound difficult to believe but we promise you it’s true and understanding why is an essential part of stopping easily, painlessly and permanently.

Once you’ve got it clearly into your mind that there are no advantages to smoking, then the instructions below will help you get free:

Top 10 Tips to Stop Smoking

1. 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. 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. 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. Your body will continue to withdraw from nicotine for a few days but that doesn’t mean you have to be miserable. 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. 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. Don’t try 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. 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. 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, i.e. 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. 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. 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 remaining a non-smoker for the rest of your life.

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Here are some celebrities with their thoughts on Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop smoking method

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

“His method is absolutely unique…. I’m pleased to say it has worked for many of my friends and staff”*

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Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

“I haven’t smoked since!”*

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Sir Anthony Hopkins

Sir Anthony Hopkins

“it was such a revelation that instantly I was freed from my addiction.”*

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Ellen Degeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

“If you want to quit… it’s called the Easyway to Stop Smoking… I’m so glad I stopped”*

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Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre

“I would recommend it to anybody..in fact I’ve recommended it many times”*

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Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood

“I’m a fabulous and happy non-smoker thanks to Allen Carr”*

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Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde

“The moral of my story is that drugs, including tobacco & alcohol, only cause suffering. I used Allen Carr’s Easyway and I stopped.”*

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Gerard Butler

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Michael Ball

Michael Ball

“I went to an Allen Carr session and stopped that day. … I have never looked back. Not so much as a crafty puff.”*

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Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston

“Allen Carr achieved for me a thing that I thought was impossible – to give up a thirty year habit literally overnight”*

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Neve Campbell

Neve Campbell

“There’ll be no going back”*

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Robert Pattinson

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David Cameron

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Pink

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Sean Bean

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Goldie Hawn

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Mark Knopfler

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Ross Kemp

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DJ Sara Cox

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David Blaine

David Blaine

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Ronnie OSullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan

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Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

“It didn’t take any willpower. I don’t miss it at all. I thank God every day that I am free”*

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Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland

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Bill Wyman

Bill Wyman

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Robson Green

Robson Green

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Victoria Coren Mitchell

Victoria Coren Mitchell

“I never wanted to give up..I cared more about smoking than I did about living. I stopped because Allen Carr explained why there is no point.”*

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Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes

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Lou Reed

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Claudia Winkleman

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Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

“I quit at a private seminar in 2006 and haven’t smoked, or wanted to, since.”*

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Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart

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Meera Syal

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Emma Freud

Emma Freud

“After seven of my friends had been and stopped easily I couldn’t ignore it. It’s really easy. It really works and you don’t put on weight”*

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Graydon Carter

Graydon Carter

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Joss Stone

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Krishnan Guru-Murphy

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Greg Wallace

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Hermione Norris

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Patricia Arquette

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James Cosmo

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Stop smoking programmes

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 wasy of using the Allen Carr’s Easyway method choose the right one for you.

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A series of free videos covering:

• How to successfully stop easily and without suffering,
• The myths holding you back,
• Dirty tricks that keep smokers hooked
• How Big Tobacco manipulates smokers.

Don’t panic – we promise no scare tactics and you can carry on smoking while you are watching. 

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Stopping smoking is one of the biggest things you can do to improve your health. That’s why Vitality Health and Vitality Life have partnered with us to offer UK Vitality members a free stop smoking programme.

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