How to avoid going back to smoking when drinking alcohol?

So many people manage to quit until they meet up with friends for drinks but the good news is there is a way to do it (and it doesn’t involve avoiding alcohol).

  1. There are those who quit smoking using willpower: they aren’t fortunate enough to have used Allen Carr’s Easyway method and have decided to tough it out on their own. It’s like a white knuckle ride as they hang on for grim life resisting the urge to smoke. As soon as they have an alcoholic drink…that tight grip begins to loosen and they fall back into smoking as if they never quit. This can also happen to those who used Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking without success. For some reason the method doesn’t always gel for some people first time (which is why we offer free of charge back up seminars at our centres and free of charge advice to those who fail to quit with the book…it normally just takes a few words of advice and guidance from us to slot things into place).
  2. There are those who quit smoking using Allen Carr’s Easyway but fail to heed our warning about overconfidence: they find it easy to quit smoking and at some point down the line have a casual, throwaway thought about maybe trying a cigarette. They don’t even want a cigarette — they just flippantly think, “why not?” and find out what we say is true. It takes just one puff of a cigarette, cigar, pipe, or joint with tobacco in it to lead them back into the trap.
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John C. Dicey

Former 80-a-day smoker who was freed by Allen Carr. Now Global CEO & Senior Therapist at Allen Carr’s Easyway (since 1998) & co-author of Allen Carr books.