The Support of Happy Non-Smokers
Here’s a wonderful email we received today which is a great example of the fantastic support we receive from happy non-smokers worldwide :
I just wanted to say thank you for opening my eyes and empowering me with the techniques and information provided in your book, EASY WAY to Stop Smoking.
Words can’t express my gratitude for this book and the gift that you’ve given me from reading it.
I’ve signed the petition for the UK NHS, being a UK citizen/Australian Resident.
I’ve also sent an email to my state Health & Tobacco Control department, asking them to promote your technique to help people quit. The email can be seen below, if you are interested in reading it.
Thank you again, and a million times more,
Kate L, Western Australia
Subject: Help people to quit properly!!!
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:14:47 +1030
To Whom it May Concern:
I’m writing this email to make a strong suggestion that will help thousands of smokers to quit, and stay quit, if you were to go ahead with it.
I’m sure that you’ve heard of Allen Carr’s EASYWAY to Stop Smoking. It’s a book, and a DVD, and a workshop that can be attended in stop smoking clinics
all over the world.
I smoked for almost 12 years. I gave up through two pregnancies (smoking through pregnancies is terrible) with no quit aids, but returned each time. I’ve also quit for other reasons during that time, using different quit-smoking aids such as patches, nicotine gum, microtabs, etc. It all worked, temporarily.
The thing is, nicotine is an addiction, as I’m sure you well know. If a heroin addict wants to stop, do you help them by supplying them with heroin in a pill form? Why help ‘quitters’ by replacing the very drug they’re addicted to, with the same drug?
Anyway, my point is that I recently read Allen Carr’s EASYWAY to Stop Smoking. Not only was it an excellent resource, written by an ex-smoker, it has helped me to quit smoking, happily. I’m not frustrated, I don’t have ‘cravings’, I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. In fact, I do what he says – I pity those who are still stuck in the smoking trap.
My suggestion is that you look at Allen Carr’s book; study it, if need be. Try it out on some people and see the results for yourselves, then recommend it to smokers, because it’s a technique that makes sense, and it actually works! It’s obvious to any smoker that the sale of cigarettes is just as important to the government financially – you can see that from the amount it’s taxed. Those gross ads on TV – they don’t bother us. In fact, they remind us to smoke, if we’re not doing it already. The disgusting warnings on the packets – they bother non-smokers more than us.
Frightening us with heath risks isn’t going to make us stop. We didn’t start smoking because we wanted lung cancer, or heart disease – why would you think it would stop us?
If the government is really supportive and encouraging of people quitting smoking, and quitting for good, then you need to take different action.
Please, start with this book. For people who can’t read, there’s the DVD. For people who feel like they need more, there are the workshops. If you really care more about the health of smokers, than you do about revenue from the sale of cigarettes, I think you’ll find a much higher success rate with this method of ‘quitting’.
If you’ve read this far, thanks for your time – and some thoughts on the idea would be great. If you haven’t read this far, well I guess it just proves what smokers already suspect.