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I'm thinking of going to Allen Carr stop smoking clinic...(12 Posts)
Could you please share your experience with me ?? Thank you
I don't have any direct experience with it, but I do have three friends who did it.
Friend 1 went from 40 a day to nothing almost 10 years ago, and hasn't backslid.
Friend 2 also went from 40 a day to nothing. Had to smoke for his job (he's an actor), but was still able to limit it just to the one on stage, and one a day when he wasn't (had to keep having same volume to keep singing voice the same!)
Friend 3 stopped for a couple of years, but moved to UAE and picked it up again as all expats out there apparently smoke?
The Allen Car book 'how to stop smoking' is superb, my husband (30 a day) used his method via the book, and hasn't smoked since May '90.
The book helped me give up 7 years ago.
I used the book. Haven't smoked in nearly five years.
I used his alcohol book and havent had a drop, nor wanted one at all for a couple of years now. I'd try the book before paying for a clinic. Good luck.
I went several years ago and it worked. I was 20 a day marlborough for 12 years, then cut down to 'only' smoking rolies, but couldn't stop all togehter. The workshop worked. I went in a pretty desperate smoker, and came out a happy non smoker. Go for it. I won't say 'good luck' because I'm sure it will work for you too.
Thank you so much for your replies, a couple of years, I have tried the book but it didnt work I was in bad situation, enormous stress and pmt...I want to give another go to the book especially reading your experiences !! Thank you so much !
Hi just to say I am in the middle of reading his book and have changed so many things in the past couple of weeks.
Had car cleaned; no smoking in the car
Instead of lighting a cig after a meal I go and wash and clear up.
When I wake up in the morning instead of lighting a cig (in the first ten mins) I make a cup of tea.
Am getting to the stage of the book where I am hopefully going to be a non smoker (I smoke over 20 a day).
I have every faith in his book even though I am smoking right this very min. His book advises this, I am hoping by Friday that will be it for me. My sister read his book two years ago and has not smoked since
Good luck and I will read back into this thread with interest and certainly give you all feedback
I don't know if this is an okay thing to post because i actually work in the office at Allen Carr's clinic in London (moderator - I won' be upset if you have to delete if this is out of order )
I just wanted to say that i've got my clinic manager to agree to offer £50 discount off the normal Stop Smoking Session session price for Mumsnet members - please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.allencarrseasyway.co.ukif you want details.
Apologies for the promotion but it sounds like a lot of MNers have used Allen Carr in the past and others might be interested?
(btw I came here to work after stopping smoking at the London clinic 12 years ago. best thing i ever did)
Good luck to all whatever you try.
I have read the book albeit quickly but am really struggling as it seems will- power based. Any tips, shall I read again? Withdrawal symptoms like an illness at the moment. I do want to get rid of vaping which seems more addictive than cigarettes. Higher nicotine content???
I know this is an old post but I did the course 15 years ago and it was brilliant! (And worked). I also really enjoyed the day.
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