“Of course you can stop, you just don’t want to.” “When you really want to, you will.” “You don’t have a spine.” Almost every smoker tells us that these are the reactions they hear from their surrounding environment as soon as they return to smoking after an unsuccessful withdrawal attempt, one that is typically attempted by themselves. In addition to the comments from friends and family, most relapsing smokers will also concede the following:
The disappointment they feel in themselves after yet another failed attempt to quit is far stronger than anything else. Does any of this seem familiar? If so, this article is for you.
“In every area of my life, I’ve managed to succeed, thank God. It has always been like this for me – I’ve succeeded in my studies, in the army, and even today in work and in my private life. While it’s true that I haven’t always reached the goals I’ve set myself at the first attempt, in the end I achieve what’s important to me. All this is true until it comes cigarettes.”
This is what Shlomi – 42, self-employed, married, the father of two daughters – tells me. Shlomi has been smoking since he was eighteen and a half years old.
“A week before my 30th birthday, I tried for the first time in my life to quit smoking, and since then there have been a few more failed attempts. I noticed that each time I tried to quit, my friends from work, my family and my wife were always very encouraging, supporting me one hundred percent…but once I break down and light a cigarette, they are very quick to share their opinions and ‘digs’. But do you want to know the worst part?” Shlomi asks. “I know how to silence and avoid the reactions that come from my surroundings, but when it comes to my inner voice…I use exactly the same words I hear from others. Letter by letter. That I’m weak, that I have no spine, that my promises have no value. And then, I’m filled with frustration and disappointment. Why do I keep failing? How come I’m not strong? Why do I know that this is bad for me and yet I keep doing it, time and time again?”
Only 3% of smokers manage to stop alone!
Statistics show time and time again that smokers who try to wean themselves off cigarettes alone, without a very simple framework to help them, fail. More precisely, 97% of people fail!
This amazing figure was given to me by Rami Romanovsky, a man I’ve heard so much about from a number of my good friends who couldn’t stop praising him at every opportunity. These friends were now able to sit with me and enjoy a beer WITHOUT lighting a cigarette. They didn’t even want to.
Romanovsky is a former smoker of 19 years. He used to smoke a pack and a half a day until he was introduced, in England, to Allen Carr’s proven method of quitting smoking – Romanovsky then introduced the same Online Program to Israel. “Most smokers think that quitting smoking is simply a matter of willpower,” explains Romanovsky. “But statistics show that a total of 3% of people who quit smoking on their own only last about a year. Why does this happen? The addiction to cigarettes is very, very sophisticated and neutralizes a person’s willpower over time, no matter how strong their character. The bottom line is that those who try to quit alone are only physically weaning themselves from the habit, but their desire to continue smoking continues – and is stronger than anything else. By the way, Shlomi’s case is a typical one – he has tried to stop several times by himself, but he has never stopped wanting to smoke. Why? Because the desire and longing for a cigarette haven’t left him. This is also why he’s so angry with himself every time he goes back to smoking. It’s a battle that he already lost right at the start.”
The success rate in quitting smoking using the Allen Carr Online Program is 90%!
“When people come to us, we give them back control – they are given the tools to succeed in a field where they have failed so many times in the past, and finally they succeed, and it gives them a tremendous sense of satisfaction.”
Romanovsky goes on to describe how this happens:
“Our exclusive program eliminates the desire to smoke – so not only will you stop smoking on technical terms, but you also won’t WANT to smoke anymore. You will not have the desire to smoke, regardless of the situation, you find yourself in. In the end, I see it as a driver who comes to buy an accident prevention system for his car – on the one hand, there is a system whose chances of saving lives are 3%, and on the other side, there is a system with 90% chance of saving lives – what would you choose?”
Introducing Allen Carr’s Online Program, a safety net for quitting smoking
- A professional framework – All instructors are former smokers and experts in the field, certified by the Allen Carr Online Program.
- Stop smoking after only one session – the length of the session is six and a half hours, including coffee breaks, light meals and regular smoking breaks every hour (that might sound strange but as former smokers themselves, those running the Allen Carr program appreciated that you can’t keep a smoker in a room for a few hours without letting him go out for a smoke, so you can continue smoking throughout the session).
- No side effects – go through nicotine withdrawal without any side effects, such as anxiety and obesity.
- A support system that doesn’t leave you, at no extra cost – most people quit smoking easily and forever after one session. But in case you need it, the Allen Carr Online Program provides a professional detox team that is available by phone 7 days a week from 9:00 to 21:00. You can also get reinforcement sessions if required.
- Full refund – the program promises a refund to any customers who go back to smoking.
If you want to join the 30 million former smokers in Israel and around the world who stopped smoking without magical treatments/patches/pills/chewing gum, and found that one meeting changed their lives, then leave your details in the blue box below.