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You Must Be Truly Ready

Posted in Reasons to quit 13 Jun 2019

I had tried everything , patches, gum , hypnotism, cold turkey until one day I got to the point of lighting up, smoking a quarter and throwing it away. I hated myself, I hated cigarettes, I hated everything about the control I was under. A mate of mine gave me Allan Carrs book "Quit Smoking the Easy Way" it took me ten days to read it and by the end I'd realised, I hadn't had a cigarette in two days and haven't had one since now that's 5 years ago. People ask me if I feel healthier etc. etc. and yes I do but the greatest think I got from quitting was the enormous sense of strength and achievement of finally beating the hold cigarettes had had on me since I was 15 years old, I'm now 64. I have two beautiful Granddaughters who will never see me smoke or have to put up with how I use to smell like an ash tray. It's actually easy to quit but you have to be ready.

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  • Happiness June 13, 2019 | 17:48
    Thank you for confirming my belief MattyD. Quitting can be easy in the right mindset. Allan Carr can be instrumental in getting you there. I am not special. Believe you can quit and start craving to be a non-smoker instead.
    When you are ready to accept the journey to be a non-smoker you will find the way. Freedom is the greatest gift of all.
    We can take control back and take pride in overcoming this addiction.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast June 13, 2019 | 20:22
    Wow that is so great MattyD

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