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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2010
I actually bought both books :-)

The easyway one and the onlyway one.

The onlyway is quite a bit longer and more of a narrative style.

For some reason the onlyway got through to me whereas the easyway book didn't.

Bear in mind that both books are about the easyway to stop smoking.

I'm now a happy (seriously) non smoker. Really this is totally different to trying to give up cigarettes using willpower.

If you have a rational mind you will appreciate his methods :-)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2011
Yeah it worked, and the important thing, which people seem to miss, is not the "smoking is bad for you" message (which he largely ignores), but the fact that he wants you to smoke while reading it. No risk smoke-lovers, keep smoking. I smoked more in my last week of reading this book than ever before, then I quit, no problem, never a craving. Done. Not a bad read either. 10 years as a non-smoker and counting
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2006
If theres a book that changed my life, it is indeed this one ! Allen Carr has hit the jackpot i think. I could relate to the entire book and have been through what he has written.I WAS a smoker, and a chain one, might i add, like 25-30 cig. every day for over 13 years and have tried many ways to quit.None worked for more than 6 months. Besides being able to quit, this book has eradicated the thought of a smoke for nearly a year now. I dont even want to smoke when eveyrone around me is smoking, and THAT IS AN AMAZING FEELING.Anyone who wants to quit, read the book IN ONE SITTING. i started at 9am and finised by 12 midnight and it worked. so all the best to the would-be non smokers. WELCOME TO MY WORLD !
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book on the recomendation from a friend. I was about 1/4 way through it when my girlfriend decided to start reading it. she finished it in a day and a half, and instantly proclaimed herself a non-smoker. I read it over the course of a week, but I, too, quit after reading it. It's basically a brain washing motivational type book. It reiterates how awful smoking is, what it does to you, how much it smells, how bad it tastes, etc... Whatever you want to call it, the fact is we both quit after reading it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2011
I read this book years ago and it it was amazing I bought it again for my friend who is struggling to stop smoking and she doesnt realise how easy it is with this book, no stress, no withdrawl symptoms its amazing really is easy to stop and your life feels so much better. What do you have to loose you read a book if it works then happy days if it doesnt then no harm done but if you really want to stop and your read this book and take it in you will stop I will put my life on it:-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2010
Allen Carr's book worked for me after quitting and restarting smoking probably 50 times over the course of 20 years, using zyban, patches, herbs, willpower, and everything else you can imagine. I haven't smoked in 3.5 years now. As Carr explains, quitting is as easy as just being a non-smoker, something that lifetime non-smokers do with ease... and you will too. But don't take my word for it. Read the book for yourself. The great thing about this system is it retrains the mind. As addicts, we are a deluded lot, and we lie to ourselves with tremendous subtlety. The book helps us to see how everything we do and say is organized around this terrible addiction, whether we see it or not. Another great thing about the book is it urges its readers to go ahead and do everything they like to do while quitting. When I quit, I went to the bar, hung out with smoking friends, and even stayed with my chain-smoking family during my first week as a non-smoker. This actually helped build my self-confidence as a non-smoker. The greatest gift Allen Carr gives us in this book is the realization that our fearful anticipation of quitting is much more difficult to overcome than the addiction itself. Trust me. It's not as hard as you think. Allen Carr's book can help you become and remain a non-smoker. I have since given copies to friends only to find that it has worked for them, also. I highly recommend this book to smokers who are ready to give up cigarettes for good. It is much cheaper than zyban, or patches, or gum. And it works!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
I have found Mr Carr's books (both Easyway and Onlyway) quite inspiring and they both helped me stop smoking for a few months each time (I had failed many attempts previously)

However I find that it is really all in your mind and although the book is right and Mr Carr's repetitive style ensures that the message is penciled in, it is important to re-read the book regularly, only that it is very tiring

The first few weeks after I stopped smoking I felt that I would never ever light up another; however, it does happen to fall back to the nasty habbit, only what I find is that each time I fall back I smoke less than the time before.

There are a lot of axioms in Mr Carr's book that even though I read them with an open mind, I dont necessarily agree. For instance, I dont agree that the natural tendency is to chainsmoke. Perhaps sometimes like saturday nights, but most of the weekdays, the smell of smoke makes me dizzy; In addition, smoking does not necessarily isolate one socially. For instance, I live in Greece and non smoking is more of an isolator.

Having said all that, it is a good thing to read the book as it is really the only aid out there (other than what is in us) that trully helps

I would like to stress that it is useful to re-read the book after three -six months, when we start forgetting how awful it is to smoke and are tempted to start again.

I would also recommend a hypnotherapy session at the end of the reading. It will boost the message and determination to quit a lot
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2004
When I began reading this book (I know of several people who had success with "the easy way"), I read each page, paying attention to all of the information. True to my nature, I remained skeptical throughout, yet firmly open minded (also true to my nature, being an open minded skeptic is awesome!) Then came my last cigarette, and I've been free from that money eating demon ever since, and I would just like to say I FEEL GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2006
First off, I did quit using Mr. Carr's book and Auricular Therapy (see [...] I haven't smoked in 47 days and I will not smoke ever again. The book is very methodical, practical, instructive, and entertaining. I was amazed to realize that I was smoking for the dumbest reasons. I especially enjoyed the fact that Mr. Carr teaches how to quit smoking by ensuring that we fully understand that it is an addiction. I started reading this book a few days before my Auricular therapy and I only completed reading it on 2/7/2006. If I ever feel tempted to smoke, I read this book. To me, this book is like the "Big Book" for AA folks. I plan to read this book many times over.

A must read for someone wanting to kick the smoking habit.

Best of Luck!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2004
As a smoker for over 20 years, I never thought I could quit...I could not imagine not needing to smoke. Then my best friend quit and told me about this book she had read which "made it easy".
So I got the book and now I too am a happy non-smoker! And it was EASY...no cravings, nothing! I never would have believed it could be so easy and painless. Not only do I feel better physically but my mental outlook has improved 100% too. Within minutes of having the last cigarette, I know that Mr. Carr's method was going to be successful because I had no urge to smoke! Not then and not now! My only suggestion for anyone who wants to use this book to quit is to set aside a couple of days without distractions to really focus on the contents (its alot of reading) and then quit. Carrs method requires you to be in a certain "headspace" and it just seems easier to get there by focusing completely on the book.(I started it on Friday night and quit on the following Sunday night.) I should add that I wasn't overly motivated to quit but after reading this book, I was able to stop cold turkey with NO PROBLEM (and I smoked over a pack a day!) I just wish I had read this book years ago! If you are a smoker, try this method, its easy, cheap (only the cost) of the book and most important, IT WORKS!
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