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I wrote to you about
six years ago and was on the brink of a great new beginning. Your book
led me to that pathway out of the maze. I also found great help from
whyquit.com. The combination of materials set me free! I've been smoke
FREE for six years coming this December.
I haven't had one
craving, in something like five years now. I don't miss it at all and I
have great empathy for those that are still trapped in the addiction. I
just want you to know that I'm extremely grateful that your book put me on
the right track.
Harbor Springs, Michigan
Good Morning Mark,
I wanted to thank you for your brilliance. I have not quit yet, but I
am on day three, and your program has affected me tremendously. The
encouragement and support in your book is incredible. I am beginning to
be completely aware of my habit. You are a genius. As ridiculous as this
sounds, thank you for making me consciously aware of what I am doing
through smoking. I am truly on my way to being a true non-smoker.
I will keep you up-to-date; writing you encourages this process. Thank
you for everything.
Just wanted to let you know that I have won the battle! I
followed your suggestions faithfully. I read and re-read the pages to
drill the information into my head. It was almost immediately that I
began to notice the "desire" for a cigarette was diminished. Within a
week I was down to less than 1/2 my usual consumption at under 10
cigarettes a day. From that point it was only a matter of days till I
noticed that I was putting those out after only a few puffs. I wasn't
even smoking a whole cigarette anymore. When I practiced waiting a
moment or two before reaching for one....I noticed I often went on about
my business and actually didn't smoke at all.
Once I began to "focus" on each one they really did irritate me. They
took me away from activities, and from other people as when I smoked I
smoked alone. By stopping and focusing on each one I smoked I realized
just how many times smoking was a hindrance. Stopping what I was doing
just to smoke was a HUGE pain in the butt. But the biggest surprise of
all was that even while I just beginning to cut back I noticed they were
terribly smelly...and I was STILL smoking. I became overwhelmingly
conscious of that bad smell factor. The final straw was the photos of
the lungs. Gross!!!!! I couldn't get them out of my head.
I decided on December 23rd, my Dad's birthday, to stop for
good. I told everyone. Praises came from all directions. Oh, I know it's
only been a week and there's been a time or two when I thought about
them but as soon as the idea comes to me...poof, it's gone! No big deal.
Pretty much painless.
I am trying to get my fiancée to quit also. He was smoking his pipe at
work and at home he was helping himself to my cigarettes but now has
only his pipe to fall back on. Out of respect, he no longer smokes near
me. He has banished himself to the basement! Since we are such similar
personalities, he will soon be angry about smoking interfering with his
activities also. Besides, it's cold down in that basement this time of
year. I won't push him as it has to be his decision, but I can stand
back, smile and watch the progression. I caught him glancing at my book
over the weekend..... :)
so much for this. I have read your eBook and it is very helpful at
making me see cigarettes as the poison that they are and not something
that I need or want. It has greatly boosted my determination to remain a
non smoker. At this moment I cant imagine ever having the desire for a
cigarette ever again, but I am wary as I have been in this position
several times before, only to fall back in the trap months or even years later. I will keep re-reading your book to ingrain it in my brain. It is
a great service that you have done for us poor smokers, helping us get
free is the best thing you could do with your knowledge and experience.
THANK YOU for sharing it with us.
I just had to write and say thanks soooo
much. I am an electronics design engineer and programmer from Michigan
that has been smoking since 1974. Thursday May 10th I smoked
2½ packs. I was quite pissed at my self the next day. When I walked into
my office the next morning at 7:30 a.m., I said to myself, "Self, you
are done smoking as of right now. No more, ever." At 8:26 a.m. I lit my
first one. Major frustration!! And one hell of a miserable hour. Been
through this many times. Fighting the craving fuels the craving.
I started a search on the Internet and
found your site. My first response to the name of your book was, "Sound
too good to be true? It probably is." By the time I got through the
first couple pages, my life was changed. I sat staring at the screen in
amazement. It was so logical. You had found the key, the secret weapon.
It all made instant sense and I knew, and now know, I am defeating the
monster. I ordered the book and asked you to please hurry. You did that
and I thank you.
Yesterday was my sixth day and I smoked 16
cigarettes and thats a far cry from 2½ packs and Im not even stressing
to do it. I am anxious to go to the next step.
My family also thanks you. There is
nothing worse than having your 8-year-old daughter come to you and ask,
"Dad, when are you going to stop smoking?"
Thanks again, Mark.
Tim Mishler, Beaverton, MI
Tim wrote to me again today, about two
weeks after the above, saying he's down to less than ten per day now,
and still feels no need to use willpower, and feels no stress while
doing this process.
This morning while looking for a
picture of a healthy lung, (my latest idea for quitting smoking was to
visualize my lungs as restored to their natural pink state), I found
your website. . . and I knew after having thoroughly read everything you
had to say that my struggle was over - thank you!
I, like so many smokers, have quit
numerous times, tried everything from acupuncture, hypnosis, the patch,
aversion therapy, you name it I have tried it. However, recently after
once again trying and not succeeding, the thought occurred to me that if
only I could return to the feeling of never having smoked. So, you can
imagine how my heart soared after reading about your book - I NOW know I
can do this - what a gift you have given me - the gift of hope!
Again, I am truly grateful for the time,
passion and determination you have towards helping those of us who truly
want to stop smoking.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Last April I wrote to you about my struggle with nicotine....30+ years of the habit and
drug. I bought your book and tried to incorporate your program into my life so that
I would no longer be addicted.
Let me say first that your personal response to my email touched me beyond
words. Actually it made me cry. I felt your caring and concern, and you
said the exact right words that I needed to hear at the time. For that I would like
to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Second- please know that as of August 30th I have been smoke-free!!!!!!!! I am no longer
a smoker....I do not smoke.....I am what I call "smokeless." It is because
of people like you that made this miracle possible.
Thank you for believing in me and thank you for caring and identifying with the struggle
In closing I want to thank you once again - please take comfort in knowing that you made a
significant difference in my life for which I will always be eternally grateful.
Carole Yevoli, Old Bethpage, NY
I am a clinical psychologist who has been into hypnosis
for almost 30 yrs. I have found it a valuable tool for many problems but not for
smoking cessation. I think that is mainly because people expect an hypnotic session
or even several to do the job for them. That doesn't work in my experience in most
cases because I believe the patient has not become adequately prepared to make the
decision to quit. I have struggled with how to get them to engage in that
preparation without notable success.
Now that I have obtained a copy of your book about
quitting I think that it could serve as excellent preparation for helping the patient to
take the steps to quit. Maybe hypnosis wouldn't even be necessary, but I think
it could supplement and reinforce the messages in your book and help the person generalize
the accomplishment of quitting smoking to other habits and possibly other problems. . . .
I have several patients who are struggling to quit and I would be delighted to help them
accomplish that goal.
I think your assessment of the problem really hits the
nail on the head. I am going to use your book as part of my treatment program so
that I can assist more people to really stop smoking.
Arnold Freedman, Ph.D., New York, NY
"This book is well written. I enjoyed it very
much. I haven't quit entirely but this is the most effective literature I've found on
quitting yet. This is a very effective book. It made me reflect about a lot of different
things and see several things in a new perspective (e.g. smoke as a poison, the way
non-smokers view smokers, etc.) I gave this book to several friends and relatives who are
trying to quit as a gift."
Name and address withheld by request
"I think it is a great system, it is the only
remedy which works with the smoker than others which offer momentary solutions."
Franco Fernandes, Miami, Florida
"I bought your book some two
weeks ago, and already I have smoked my last cigarette. I won't ever smoke again. While
using your book I made some discoveries about myself and about how addictions work and I
thought I should share them with you, since it was your book that brought me to these
discoveries and they might be useful to others.
When I started to analyze my behavior and its imagined payoffs it seemed to me that the
there was a "spiritual" component to it beside the chemical and habitual. Before
this I had thought that it was a matter of chemical addiction or psychological factors
triggering habitual responses though now I see that there is more to it. Or rather, the
psychology of addiction is more profound than I first thought.
We are all in search of something, though we are rarely aware of it. Some would call it
God or Nirvana, in psychology
its usually considered to be a desire to be "back in the
womb", to once again be one with or mommies. The drug addict is searching for the
wonderful first high, as if he could find what he needs in a chemical. Some search in sex,
others lead their lives by the book so they don't have to think. We do it all to escape
from a feeling hidden deep in our consciousness, a feeling that is very painful for most.
We feel that we don't belong here, we don't feel at home and we don't feel very welcome.
The fact that we see others smoke makes us believe that they have found it, or at least
that there is something to be found. However when we try it our selves we find nothing but
nausea. But of course, the path to heaven is a hard one, we think while we set out on
another fruitless search. The more we smoke the more we invest in our search. The more we
have invested the harder it is to let go. "Maybe its the next one, maybe the next
cigarette will open the gates of heaven" thus the craving for "just one
As these thoughts came to me the first time, I became aware of this feeling, like a
beneath the surface of my mind, and I began to meditate and think
about it. I accepted that I don't feel like I belong, that inside my mind I am alone, no
matter how many good friends I have. There is a proverb in Zen that goes: Accept, adapt
Now, whenever I feel the need for a smoke, I just tell my self:"Whatever It is
that I need, I won't find it in the cigarette. I have all I need inside of me." and
it craving disappears. Acceptance is the key.
I hope this makes sense to you, its hard to describe complex matters as these in a
Thank you, and good luck with future editions." "Jocke",
Joakim Berntson, Trollhättan, Sweden
"I felt that it was (is) very valuable as it is
proactive, i.e you actively work to give up rather than a bunch of other passive systems,
patch, gum etc. You also don't feel like you're trying to keep the "monster" at
bay. You're almost slowly but firmly ushering it out the door."
Dunne, Gauteng, South
"While reading the book, I knew the minute I read
about switching from my brand to a menthol brand that this was going to work! Just the
'thought' made me sick to my stomach - for those 2 days, I smoked because it's a habit and
the addiction, but I didn't enjoy the taste and smell of the menthols. The last evening I
smoked, I didn't mind putting out the last cig because I didn't feel like they were my
"I had started using it, even got a friend to
start. (I'm going to try to get my mother to use it...) It was a bit much to constantly
count the cigs, but it's the only way to get a true/real grasp on your habit. ... I can't
stand to be around smoke now! I have no urge to have one, and can't stand the smell! I'm
still trying to figure out how I tolerated it for so long! I find it completely
disgusting. I'm probably just as offended by it as someone that never smoked!"
Lawson, Hudson, New York
"I was amazed at how it enabled me to cut out all
of the "unnecessary" cigarettes."
James Patronite, Jr., Pico Rivera,
|"I have received your wonderful book. One thing
was that everyone made the decision to smoke as a child. What an
eye-opener!! I started at 12 to be like my sister
But I am a highly additive
personality and was hooked after smoking 2 packs of Marlboro in about 7 hours. I was sick
after, and when I got up Monday, I wanted a cigarette, BAD!
"I am definitely ready to quit paying for the privilege of not only killing
myself, but of the filth that comes with this habit, the inconvenience, and all the
excuses for keeping it up. YES, you are right, it should be easier to quit than to start.
I am ... counting my smokes and am smoking less every day. How odd? The way you put the
entire act of quitting is so intelligent and encouraging.
Carol McEver, Fresno, California
An (almost) ex-smoker
PS Can't wait 'til the day I am offered a cigarette and can say "no thank you, I
|FIVE WEEKS LATER:
Guess what? I am so close to my last cigarette....that
it might just be today. I want each one less and less, and haven't had
any desire to have one yet today.
Wanted to let you know that I have been receiving much email in
response to my testimonial on your site.
Everyone wants to know about the book and when I got it and how I
have done. I am telling them that it is working for me and they should try it too!
Thank you again and I hope you become a millionaire for your efforts
in helping people.