I bought this book two months ago after reading the reviews on amazon, and I thought I'd share my own personal experiences with quitting smoking.
I've been a pack a day smoker for 12 years, weekends usually saw me smoking 2 packs a day when we went out at nights etc. Anyway, like most smokers, I've tried to quit many times before, my most successful quit was two years ago when I quit for 3 months.
The point this book puts across is that when you crave a cigarette, you are actually craving the nicotine. Nicotine is the most addictive drug known to makind. All humans have been brainwashed into believing that smoking is a pleasurable past-time when in fact it isnt.
The killer points for me were "did you enjoy your first cigarette ?", "did you decide one day that you wanted to smoke a pack a day ?"....the answers to both these points is NO. And this begs the question of why do you actually need to smoke now.
This book is it. I would recommend it highly. One of the key things this book puts across is that you DONT NEED WILL POWER TO QUIT, and by god its true. I've been off smoking for over a week and it feels great. I've quit before, but the reason I always started smoking again is because I felt deprived, or felt I was making a sacrifice. When in fact, I was not.
Allen Carr uses some very sound, basic logic to remove your fears and give you the confidence to quit smoking without using your will power. I recommend this book highly, it has changed my life.