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Why Using Willpower Makes Quitting Hard

We often exercise willpower in our daily lives, either to do something that we feel will benefit us, or alternatively to not do something that we feel is bad for us. Either way, we don’t really want to do it and use willpower to force a change. In this article we’ll explain what willpower is and how it relates to …

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Great American Smokeout – 3 Top Tips

The Great American Smokeout Every year the American Cancer Society hosts the Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to create a quit plan and learn about the available tools to remain smoke free for life. If you’re like most smokers, you’ve probably tried to quit smoking at least once before, maybe even multiple times, and either failed miserably or found …

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Why Is It So Difficult For Me To Quit Smoking?

Most smokers have tried at least once to quit smoking – often multiple times – and either failed miserably or found it incredibly difficult and frustrating. There’s a simple reason for this; the belief that there’s something to give up. Think about it. You get told from an early age that cigarettes will relax you, help you with stress, relieve …

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Quit Smoking Withdrawls or Cravings – What’s the Difference

I’m sure we’re all aware of the awful withdrawals and the terrible cravings experienced when we try to quit smoking but what are they, are they the same thing and does it even matter? The key to quitting smoking easily and happily without feeling any sense of loss is to understand how smoking works.Let’s be blunt here – smoking is …

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Why Nicotine Patches Have a 94% Failure Rate

Yes, you read that correctly; the success rate of the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, sprays and lozenges is less than 10%. It’s near impossible to get a recent accurate figure from Google, but an independent scientific study* conducted shows a success rate of 3.4% for cold turkey and 6.2% for the nicotine patch. When Big Pharma tell you their products …

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5 Hours That Changed My Life

I loved smoking and was very, very good at it. For 20 years it featured in every part of my day from morning to night and felt like an extension of who I was. Everywhere I went, everything I did, every waking thought it was with me like a BFF. Here’s how I got free Ending my relationship with cigarettes …

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Why the latest World No Tobacco Day campaign won’t work

31st May is World No Tobacco Day, the one day of the year when the World Health Organisation advises smokers to quit smoking. The focus of this year’s campaign is ‘tobacco and lung health’ but please forgive my cynicism, does anyone seriously believe that smokers don’t already know this stuff? Will targeting a different organ of the body (last year’s …

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Scientifically Proven to be Twice as Effective

Allen Carr is now a proven, effective, drug-free alternative to nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and e-cigarettes potentially taking the treatment of smokers out of the hands of Big Tobacco & Big Pharma for the first time. The leading stop smoking treatment, Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking Seminars, which is completely drug free, has today received a major boost. A …

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The World’s Most Expensive Cigarettes

Yep, you guessed it, Australia is the most expensive place in the world to buy a packet of cigarettes. Did you buy cigarettes at the weekend and get a bigger shock than usual when told the price? On Saturday 1st September the price of cigarettes jumped up another 12.5%, an estimated $3 per pack, taking the price of a packet of …