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I absolutely hated being an addict to nicotine. My entire day would revolve around my next cigarette.

Written by and Sue Bolshaw | Last Updated 31 May 2016

For twenty-two years, I was a two and a half pack a day heavy chain-smoker of cigarettes and an addict to nicotine. Simply put, my past life as a smoker was horrible. For those twenty-two years I poisoned my body every morning, every evening and everyday. It was guaranteed that I would have influenza at least three times a year. I always felt anxious, I always felt irritable, I always smelled horrible and I had a cough for each three hundred and sixty five days a year. It was not uncommon for me to arise from a perfectly peaceful, sound sleep to put nicotine into my body. I was an addict through and through. I had tried quitting for twelve of those twenty-two years and was unsuccessful. Even though I knew I was continuing to torture my body and knew that I was taking years off my life, I couldn’t free myself.

Coming across Allen Carr’s The Easyway to Stop Smoking was a pivotal point in my life. It was so profound and so delightful that I never had an urge and I never put on a pound, upon reading the book I knew that I was finished with smoking cigarettes and I was finished being a slave to nicotine. One of my biggest inspirations to quit was my emotional state of mind. I absolutely hated being addicted to nicotine. My entire day would revolve around my next cigarette. It was a truly enslaving and horrible existence and I needed…I wanted to change the course of my family’s history health-wise. I have watched loved ones around me die because of this disease that is addiction and I did not want that horrible life for my children. Since quitting, my purpose as a father is not only to keep my children safe and inspired but to teach them never to smoke even a single cigarette in their life.

I want to share my experience and spread the word peacefully. I want all people, young, middle-aged and old to know how important it is to shake this vice. I was a serial quitter but upon reading this book, I never again had an urge to spend one red hard-earned cent on the poison that is nicotine. I want to get the Allen Carr Easyway publication into the hands of every person that I love and every stranger on the street’s hands so they too can be free, healthy and alive.

Vincent has been an #EasywayNonSmoker for 3 years.

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