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Easy Way To Stop Smoking

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  7,143 ratings  ·  837 reviews
A new edition of the revolutionary bestseller, with four million copies in print. Allen Carr’s innovative Easyway method—which he discovered after his own 100-cigarette-a-day habit nearly drove him to despair—has helped millions kick smoking without feeling anxious and deprived. That’s because he helps smokers discover the psychological reasons behind their dependency, exp
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Remo He started smoking in 1953. In 1953 a pack was 25 cents, which is 1.5 USD per pack adjusting for inflation. He quit smoking in 1983. In 1983 a pack of…moreHe started smoking in 1953. In 1953 a pack was 25 cents, which is 1.5 USD per pack adjusting for inflation. He quit smoking in 1983. In 1983 a pack of cigarretes was 0.95 USD. Inflation adjusted, that is 1.8 USD in today's dollars.
So he was spending , adjusting for inflation, between 2800 and 3300 dollars a year all those years. You cannot use today's price, totally inflated by taxes to deter people from smoking, to calculate the prices 65 years ago. (less)
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KamRun
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کسی از روی کنجکاوی یا تفریح دست به مطالعه این کتاب نمی زنه، یا خودش سیگار می کشه یا یکی از اطرافیانش، و خب برای چنین شخصی فقط یه چیز اهمیت داره: این کتاب و متد واقعا کار می کنه؟! باید بگم آره، قطعا کار می کنه

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من اولین سیگار زندگیم رو 8 سال پیش کشیدم و برای 6 سال به قول نویسندهی این کتاب یک سیگاری قهار بودم. از روز اول تا ابتدای این ماه حدودا 44000 نخ سیگار کشیدم. از مضرات همه جانبه سیگار برای سلامتی آگاهی کامل داشتم، اما سیگار با عنوان یاور همیشه مومن (شوخی و جدی) در خوداگاه و ناخودآ
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Jessica
Jun 30, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: people who actually stopped smoking when they read it
Training for the New York City marathon last fall didn't magically stop me from smoking, but maybe watching a beloved client die abruptly and excruciatingly of lung cancer last week will do the trick? In case that's not enough, I've got Allen Carr's annoying self-help book to back me up!

I love fucking smoking. I love, love, love, LOVE it. Except, Allen Carr's going to tell me, I actually don't. I can't possibly love smoking because smoking's disgusting! All the loving I think I'm doing is actual
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Pourya Safari
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
خودتان قضاوت کنید،کدام بهتر است؟
زندگی(❤) مرگ(♥)
ترک سیگار باعث افزایش طول عمر و کاهش بیماری میشود.
این ها عباراتی ست که روی پاکت های سیگار مبینیم،ولی چند درصد از سیگاری ها به این جمله توجه میکنند یا حتی برای آن اهمیت قائل هستند؟!

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هیچوقت فکرشو نمیکردم که برای همچین کتابی بخوام ریویو بنویسم.طبق توصیه ای که در انجمن های معتادین گمنام میکنند،اول میخوام تجربه زیستی خودم رو از سیگار بگم
حدود ۱ سال پیش یک سلسله اتفاقات توی سفرهام برام اتفاق افتاد که باعث شد پی ببرم که برخلاف چیزی که من تصور م
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دوستانِ گرانقدر، من یک سیگاری هستم، و هنوز به ترکِ سیگار فکر نکردم.. و مطمئن باشید که با کتاب و نوشته و این قبیل مسائل، کسی نمیتواند سیگار را ترک کند.. چراکه سیگار کشیدن برای هر شخص دلایلِ گوناگونی دارد، بنابراین نمیتوان به آسانی نسخهٔ همه گیر برایِ آن صادر نمود
دوستانِ بزرگوار، برایِ آغازِ این ریویو و مبحث، من مایل هستم تا سیگار و دخانیات را در دستهٔ "مصرف اجباری" قرار دهم
عزیزانم، مصرف اجباری، جانشینی است برایِ اضطراب و نگرانی... نیاز به چنین مصرفی زاییدهٔ احساسِ تهی بودنِ درونی، نا امید بودن، ا
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Carrie
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is really, truly a terrible book that uses very transparent psychological trickery to convince you to stop smoking. But, it totally worked on me so it gets 5 stars.
jack
Jan 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who is tired of smoking, anyone who wants to quit anything
so, i've quite smoking like, i don't know, four times or something.

there was the first time: the halfass try that lasted for about three days (although i didn't admit to myself that i was smoking again for another six months or something, even though i steadily bummed cigarettes off of my coworkers everyday).

then the big time, back in 2002 when i went from being a pack and a half a day smoker to totally over and done using the patch (which i will recommend to each and everyone of you). and i d
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Erin
Jan 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I cannot give this book enough stars. I started smoking when I was 19 and was a pack a day smoker when I made the decision to quit and began to read this book. It really is the BEST way to quit smoking - I finished reading this book, threw out my cigarettes and never smoked again. I have suffered no withdrawal or pangs of desire ... I tried quitting several times before reading this book, either using the patch, the gum or cold turkey, and every time I tried, I was so miserable that I always sta ...more
Ali Feghhi
بنظرم کسانی به دنبال کتابهایی از این قبیل می روند که تمایل زیادی به ترک دارند و از سیگار کشیدن و عواقبش به تنگ آمده اند. شاید یکی از عوامل شهرت کتاب هم، نه فقط مطالب خود کتاب، بلکه تصمیم جمعیت آماری خاص مصمم به ترک باشد. متدهای کتاب معجزه نمی کنند، اطلاعاتی هستند که ما جسته و گریخته میدانیمشان. آلن کار به عنوان فردی که به مدت سی سال سیگاری بوده، با دغدغه های سیگاری ها آشناست و آنها را در یک کتاب جمع کرده.
اما در مورد خود من: تصمیم گرفتم مدتی از اتمام خوانش کتاب بگذرد و بعد ریویو را بنویسم که نظرم
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Janis Ian
Nov 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Didn't think it would work. I started smoking at 13. Didn't think it would work. A friend told me it was magic. Still didn't think it would work. Bought a used copy (it was out of print, can you believe it?!) in 2005 and managed to keep losing it, never read it. Finally sat down with it two years later. Read it, didn't think it would work. Followed the instructions.
Quit painlessly. No craziness, no weight gain. Never looked back, never missed it. Believe me, I'd tried everything before, and non
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Rebekah Small
Mar 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you change your mind, it will change your life. This book can help you change your mind.
Sahar
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
من به این کتاب 5 ستاره دادم .
" تنها کتابی هست که این امتیازرو دادم چون تنها کتابی هست که واقعا منو نجات داده "
من 7 سال سیگار کشیدم سیگاری تفریحی و معمولی نبودم یک سیگاری قهار شده بودم صبحا ناشتا 3 تا سیگار میکشیدم تا بتونم روزمو شروع کنم . هرروز حدودا 15 -20 نخ سیگار میکشیدم .
فکر دور بودن از سیگار برام عذاب آور بود . کمتر پیش خانوادم میموندم و بیشتر دوست داشتم تنها باشم که بتونم راحت سیگار بکشم .سرکار رفتن برام سخت بود و مجبور میشدم سه بار از محل کار برم بیرون و توی ماشین سیگار بکشم . دلم نمیخ
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David
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually didn't finish the book, but I did smoke the last cigarette of my life while reading it, and extinguished it in utter disgust.

The book is written at a third grader's level of reading comprehension, and at times, the arguments seem positively infantile. The text is repetitive, and the author's personal history is repellant and dull. The money argument doesn't really work on me. And yet, and yet. There is some very clever rhetoric in play here, utterly simplistic in its logic, but ultim
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C
Mar 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Third edit: Five years. Still smoke free with very few cravings ever. Give this a shot if you have any desire to quit no matter how small.

Second edit: still smoke free more than three years later. As annoying as the book can be at points, it really worked for me.

Edit: I said I would change it to 5 stars if I quit. I'm entering day 9 without a cigarette. I can't say that it was/is as easy as he says, but it is definitely easier than it ever was before. I definitely highly recommend this book to
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Arman Mohammadi Yazdi
زمانی که این کتاب رو شروع کردم به خوندن، یک یا دو روز بود که تصمیم گرفته بودم ترک کنم. چهارمین یا پنجمین یا ششمین تصمیم ترک سیگارم بود. تلاشهایی که هربار فکر میکردم این بار دیگه میتونم و با بارهای قبل فرق داره... اما موضوع این بود که در تمام این تلاشها تصویر سیگار و ریشههای کشیدن و بازکشیدنش خدشهای برنمیداشت و مثل آتیش زیرخاکستر، منتظر وزش بادی میموند تا دوباره آتشافروزی کنه!
تصمیم به ترک گرفتم و آرزو این کتاب رو پیدا کرد و گفت که ریویوهای مثبتی ازش خونده و تو فیدیبو هم پیداش کرده. منطق حکم میکرد
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Roxanne
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, it changed my life.

Understanding why you smoke and know what you have to do to quit just made sense to me. My husband (who I thought was a lifer) have been smoke free for 3 years, best thing I ever did was read this book.

This book opened my eyes to the reality why I smoked and the reasons why I should stop making excuses and just quit.

Thank you Allen Carr for saving mine and my husbands life :)
Matt
Jun 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This may be the only book that I have read 4 times, but for times the charm.
My sister spoke wonders of this book and how it helped her quit. A few years back I borrowed it from her, read it, and was able to quit for about a month and a half. Then, in stupidity, on a drinking night out I bummed one,and then was quickly about a pack a day. Earlier this year I felt ready to try again. In April I checked it out of the library, read it, and quit for about four days. I night out did me in a agian. I r
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Chris
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Day 0: 40+ cigarettes/day

Day 1: Well, that wasn't so hard: 0 cigarettes/day

Day 2: Still smoke free, this is going to work!!! A guarded 5 star rating for now.

Day 3: Well I'm a weak willed sucker (not that I needed further proof). It was 2am on Day 3/4, and it ended like all my previous attempts with a delicious Gauloises. Not the books fault though and there is still hope.

After a week, I think it's time for a mini résumé on Allan Carr's quitting method.

As I wrote in the comments, after my lapse o
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Yazdan Aghajanian
با سلام خدمت همه دوستان
من این کتاب رو با اسم "آسانترین روش ترک سیگار" از همین نویسنده "آقای آلن کار" خوندم که فکر کنم چاپ قدیمی اش باشه.
در کل این کتاب عالیه و خیلی توصیه می شه.
ببینید اگر شما سالها سیگار رو ترک کرده باشید و در این مدت لب به سیگار نزده باشید، اگر دچار وسوسه کشیدن دوباره اون بشید یا مثلا با خودتون بگید "کاش می شد فقط یک پک زد" ، این یعنی شما سیگار رو ترک نکردین و در واقع در تمام این سال ها فقط با نفستون در جهت نکشیدن سیگار مبارزه کردین. یعنی هنوز لذت سیگار کشیدن رو حس می کنید و همن
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Elisa
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Obviously not stellar writing, but the book did the trick--I AM A NON-SMOKER! WOO-HOO!!
Sibel Hodge
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to wait until a decent amount of time had passed before I wrote a review of this book, just to prove that it does work! And it does. Yep, that’s right, I’ve been cigarette free for 6 whole months now and feel great!

I stopped smoking for 5 years once, then I went back to smoking the thin cigars every now and then at a party. Over the months, my addiction went up to the level it was before when I was smoking, and pretty soon I was on about 20 a day! In the past when I stopped smoking I us
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Oz Barton
Feb 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is badly written in the way that only a self-help book can be, and I wanted to dislike it based purely on that principle.

I also wanted to dislike it because of the author's horrifying habit, throughout most of the book, of classifying smokers as poor pathetic creatures to be pitied, only to throw in a very brief chapter at the end begging readers not to become those condescending, self-righteous ex-smokers. (Perhaps he doesn't feel that pity is, by definition, condescending?)

I wanted
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Sarah
Mar 27, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do not enjoy smoking. I hate smoking and the cigarette itself is what's making me miserable. I'm tired of feeding the monster. If I were a non-smoker I wouldn't feel cravings and would enjoy moments in life more. These are the things I've learned so far. I can understand why this book makes people want to quit smoking. It's not shock therapy which scares you into quitting. It explains all the good things that will happen to you when you quit, and while you think you like smoking or that it hel ...more
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Standard work of smoking cessation, including ruthless billing with established withdrawal concept

Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this review. Just if you might be interested.

The first few dozen pages, brimming with self-promotion and self-adulation, must not appear to the willing-to-give, prospective ex-smoker as an arrogant posture, nor serve as a potential justification for premature termination of the reading. As confident as Carr looks, his concept is so well
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Daniel
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very practical advice about how to quit smoking.

Focuses on removing the reasons you smoke (which is the same for all smokers- to alleviate that slightly panicky feeling you experience created by the nicotine from your previous cigarette leaving your body.)

Carr does not use scare tactics. The REASONS that people smoke are not the same as the reasons they ought not to smoke.

In fact, I say reasons, but ultimately, all smokers smoke for the same one reason: to relieve the symptoms of nicotine withd
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Baktash
جناب آلن کار اوایل کتاب میگه من هرکاری میکردم نمیتونستم سیگارو ترک کنم و کلا ناامید شده بودم تا اینکه همسرم منو برد پیش یک روان درمانگر وهیپنوتیزمم کرد واز اون به بعد سیگار نکشیدم😊 البته حتما ایشون به اینم فکر کرده که بابا راهش اینه برین هیپنوتیزمتون کنن که سیگار نکشین، بعد فهمیده از این یک خط توصیه کتابی چاپ نمیشه و طبعا پولی بدست نمیاد و نشسته کتاب نوشته 😊
Michael Hogan
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had been a smoker for over fifty years. I smoked two packs a day. I tried to quit many times, paying for hypnosis sessions, using Nicorette gum, using nicotine patches of various dosages, and even being active in exercise and recovery programs. Nothing worked. I would quit for a few days, once even for a month or two but then would start up again smoking more than ever.

Four years ago my wife gave me this book. She said, "Don't start reading it until you are ready to quit. It really works!" Nee
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Yakup
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
İnternetten bir forum sitesine bakınıyordum.gözüme küçük bir yazı ilişti.Aynen şu ''sigarayı bırakmanın kolay yolu'' yorumum aynen şu olmuştu ; yine biri saçmalamıştır.Hani bazı kitaplar vardır ya, mutluluğa, başarıya ulaşmanın kolay yollarını yazarlar, fakat yazarları hem başarısız hem de mutsuzdurlar.
Bir tıklamadan ne çıkar dedim ve bastım linke bir e-book linki imiş.içeriği ilgimi çekti.yöntem ve tutumları çok farklıydı, zaten şiddetle sigarayı bırakmak istiyordum, farklı bir yöntem gerekli i
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Elif
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yeah, it works.
Eghbal poozeshi
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کتابهای ترک سیگار قبل از تو سوء تفاهمی بیش نبود .
Fuchsia Sunbeam
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It worked! I stopped smoking in December last year because of this book and I have not smoked since. And the best thing about it is that I have not once since then had the desire to smoke.

That's what I always wanted and what I never got in my previous attempts to quit. I felt as though I'd tried everything, so the only solution was to give up on giving up! I didn't want to quit smoking if it meant spending the rest of my life "wanting a cigarette". That would be a torture I wouldn't wish on any
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Allen Carr was an author of books about quitting smoking and other psychological dependencies including alcohol addiction. He quit smoking after 33 years as a hundred-a-day chain smoker.
“Wouldn’t that be an incredibly stupid thing to do? To say ‘I never want to smoke again’, then spend the rest of your life saying ‘I’d love a cigarette.’ That’s what smokers who use the Willpower Method do. No wonder they feel so miserable. They spend the rest of their lives desperately moping for something that they desperately hope they will never have.” 16 likes
“The whole business of smoking is like forcing yourself to wear tight shoes just to get the pleasure of taking them off.” 12 likes
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