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I am a strong-willed person in all other areas of my life but when it comes to giving up smoking and vaping, I am useless. Why?

Written by | Last Updated 09 October 2019

Reviewed by Sue Bolshaw

It is a common misconception that it takes willpower to quit smoking and vaping, and that belief alone can make it difficult to quit. But does it really take willpower to quit smoking and vaping?, or is it a shift of perspective that is really needed?

You only need willpower not to do something that you actually want to do. If you don’t want to do something, it doesn’t take willpower not to do it. The difficulty that many experience is because even though they want to quit, they still want to smoke. They want to smoke because they believe that the cigarette gives them some kind of pleasure or crutch.

Allen Carr’s Easyway shows smokers how their desire to smoke is based on a trick that nicotine played on their brain when they were starting out as smokers. We can teach you how to correct your perspective with respect to smoking in a way that leaves you with no desire to smoke whatsoever. And with no desire to smoke, it doesn’t take willpower to quit. Join the millions who have quit smoking using this simple, drug-free approach

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