No Smoking

One man's journey through the haze of butting out.

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Name: Dana Lee

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Two Weeks +

No Smoking Calendar

Made it past the first two weeks!

This should be cause for celebration, and believe me, it is. But really, it's been not much of an effort at all. I've finished Allen Carr's book, Easy Way To Stop Smoking, and it really does change your whole attitude to smoking. You can quit with pretty much zero withdrawl. Really phenomenal. There are seminars worldwide using this system, and in Canada it costs $400 for a five-hour session. They say this is the most effective method of understanding the philosophy behind the EasyWay, but honestly, all of us can afford $20 for the book (Hello? that's only 3 packs of cigarettes, maybe not even, if you're buying premium brands.)

Even if you're a non-smoker, or even if, for whatever reason, you don't want to quit, you should check out Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking website. There's a great clip there of an Ellen Degeneres monologue (and of course, how she used Allen Carr's method to quit.)

Mark Jordan's book recommended that you make a little calendar thingmie and colour in each quarter day that you don't smoke - as sort of a motivation tool. Being a PDA kinda guy, I loaded a simple graphic into a paint program, and carried it with me so I could colour in little squares on the subway or wherever. You will see that I never finished the task (click on the picture for a bigger view) because I just didn't need the motivation that way. That's how good Allen Carr's system is.

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