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Your success in quitting smoking depends very much on the method you decide to use. You can make any task difficult by going about it the wrong way. Try crossing the road blindfold, drunk, standing on your hands and the chances are you won’t make it! Do it in a more sensible and simple way and you can’t fail.
Which method you choose to help you to achieve your goal is therefore very important. Although there are numerous techniques and treatments purporting to help you quit smoking, most of them result in less than one person out of ten actually succeeding.
The ways to quit smoking (click the link to read more):
- Natural Ways – Willpower, Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Allen Carr’s Easyway
- Nicotine Substitutes – NRT, E-cigarettes / Vaping, IQOS / Heat not burn
- Smoking Cessation Drugs – Champix / Chantix, Zyban / Buproprion
- Comparison table of quit smoking methods
Books to help quit smoking
There are a large number of books available to help you to quit smoking but the following are the highest rated on Amazon. The Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking books are by far the biggest selling and most successful year in and year out over the last 30 years.
However, seminars are by far the most effective way of stopping – hence why Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking are able to offer the unique money back guarantee.
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- In a 2 to 5 year post session study the success rate was seen to be 51%. Moshammer H, Neuberger M, Kong term success of short smoking cessation seminars supported by occupational health care. Addictive Behaviours 32 (2007) 1486-1493.
National 12 month Clinical Trial finds Allen Carr’s Easyway almost twice as effective as other smoking cessation methods available on Health Service. Keogan, S., Li, S., Clancy L. (2018) Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – A randomised clinical trial. BMJ Tobacco Control, Issue 4 Volume 28.
UK Clinical Trial finds Allen Carr’s Easyway as good as, if not better than, the Gold Standard NHS Programme which uses NRT & 1-1 psychological support. Frings D, Albery IP, Moss AC, Brunger H, Burghela M, White S, and Wood KV (2020) Comparison of Allen Carr’s Easyway program with a specialist behavioural and pharmacological smoking cessation support service: A randomised controlled trial. Addiction 115: doi: 10.1111/add.14897
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