Can a book help you quit for good?
When it comes to quitting nicotine, whether cigarettes, or chewing, or vaping, or patches, etc – my motto is to try anything and everything to be successful. And try as many attempts as it takes.
Naturally, being an acupuncturist, I’m going to recommend acupuncture!
But first, I want you to read Allen Carr’s book The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. [Even though the title says “Smoking”, the content in it applies to all forms of nicotine.]
His book is a no-nonsense, straightforward look at all the tricks your mind is going to play on you after you quit. There are three reasons I recommend this book to prospective patients who are considering acupuncture to quit…
First, I have had some prospective patients who read this first and really did stop nicotine after reading it – and didn’t need to come in for acupuncture after all. I’m not trying to put myself out of a job, but hey, I keep to a budget too. If you can get off nicotine from a $10 book, isn’t it worth trying?!
Second, reading this book tells me how serious you are about wanting to quit. Now it’s true that not everyone enjoys reading, and I am not going to force this on anyone. But when someone does read this book first, it tells me they are putting in the effort to really succeed at quitting.
Third, even if you still need the support of acupuncture to help you quit, this book is going to be useful to you down the road. It could be three weeks after quitting when you’re tempted to have a puff. Or three months later when you’re feeling like you lost your best friend. (yes, this is a real feeling that can happen after quitting.) Or a year later when you think just one cigarette might help you relax.
Use this book as a reference guide and flip to the appropriate chapter to help deal with whatever is coming up at the moment.
You can quit. And you can quit for good.
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