Do you know you are killing yourself in 20 or more small installments a day?
Do you know how much your family wish you would stop before you lose a lung?
Do you know you stink?
Do you know how much it costs you to smell like an ashtray?
Do you know how bad it really is for you?
Do you cringe when you see the adverts on telly, and thank god that you aren't as bad as that?
Do you know all the above, but you still can't stop smoking, no matter how much you try?
OK - I am a sailor, having served in the RN for 20 years. I have smoked since the age of 12, spent the last 20 years on cheap "RN" cigarettes, including special "blue liners" that only we could get, that consisted off sweepings from cigarette factory floors. I know that smoking has been bad for me, for all the above reasons. I am not stupid (I have a BA Hons), I know that logically, smoking is a bad choice, and I can rationalise the exact reasons why I should not smoke. Yet I could do all that, and then go for a cigarette! I work in a smoky culture, in a smoky environment, which is only just changing, and I stopped in one day. I thought this book was going to be the usual "cor, read this and you'll never smoke again" that sometimes goes around warships, but you have a cigarette while you read it.... I have stopped before, but only for a few months at a time, and always investing in patches, gum, lozenges, etc. Even those pretend plastic cigarettes.... I always wanted to give up, but I gave in at the first hurdle, and never understood why. I smoked during the week, and told my family that I had stopped when I saw them at weekends, trying to persuade them that I only smelt of cigarettes because of the people I worked with/the car I drove/the place I stopped. I only ever enjoyed about 2 percent of the cigarettes I smoked. I read the book, played the CD, and I seem to have forgotten that I want to smoke! I don't think about it, I don't need it. I originally used this with patches, but they gave me a bad reaction, and I stopped using them after 2 days. I don't eat more than I used to, my temper is no different, there are no withdrawal symptoms. I still play the CD (mainly because there are a couple of bits on it which make me laugh!), but I can be around people who smoke without wanting to join in. I am not the sort of person you would expect to admit that mindtricks like this work, but it does. It is a simple trick, using hypnotherapy techniques, and word/action association, but it works. And if I'd realised all those years ago, I'd never have started. Buy this book. Simple as that. There is no reason not to buy this book.