Actor Raviraj Kande, quit smoking 7 years ago with Allen Carr’s Easyway
In the Hindustan Times today Raviraj Kande talks about smoking and quitting with Allen Carr’s Easyway:
“At 17, Raviraj Kande started smoking casually with friends. And before he could realise, he had become a chain smoker, finishing 20 cigarettes a day. The actor-photographer’s parents got to know of it after eight years, and pushed him to quit.
In showbiz, smoking is more of a style statement. Raviraj was able to quit in 2012, after smoking for 14 years. He believes one starts to associate emotionally with smoking. “You are stressed, you smoke. You are happy, you want to smoke… I had become a slave; I was dictated by cigarettes. This one time, I almost missed my flight because I was looking for a smoking area at the airport. It struck me then what it was,” he says.
It was a book titled, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr, that came to his rescue. “The book explains what triggers the urge and why we’re drawn to it. It makes you focus on other things than smoking. A friend gave it to me years ago; I read it much later. Since then, I’ve given it to many friends, and those who read it left smoking,” he shares.
Seven years since quitting, Kande isn’t tempted anymore. “Now, if I enter a room where people have smoked, it suffocates me!””
From the desk of John Dicey, Global CEO & Senior Therapist, Allen Carr’s Easyway