Posted: Sep 03, 2021 12:20 pm
by Keep It Real
The problem with "hammering home on repeat" all the + and - points RE smoking is that it creates a sense of sacrifice in the mind. Allow me to elaborate: humans generally hold that we are, more or less, sensible and intelligent. Banging on about all the + sides to quitting and - sides for continuing, creates and strengthens the belief that smoking must surely provide some real significant joy/utility or else why the hell would we do it (smoke) given all the glaring and massive reasons to quit!

Thus spake Allen Carr in Easy Way, more or less. I am now around 18 months smoke free, btw, after consuming and digesting his ingenious work on the topic.