I highly recommend Easyway.
I smoked 20-30 a day for 11 years - I suffered health issues including a severe chest infection and multiple minor strokes so I had to quit.
I couldn't quit, I tried: NRT (patches, lozenges, inhalator, gum - both independently and with the help of a nurse), hypnosis, drugs like zyban and chantax, herbal cigarettes, e-cigarettes, I tried cold turkey with every tip/trick going including mouthwash that made smoking taste horrible and taking up crocheting to keep my hands busy...the longest I went was three months on NRT patches, and I was miserable the whole time.
Easyway was recommended to me so I bought the book secondhand off of Amazon for a few £'s, it didn't work. I should stress I have ADHD so I struggle to read, but I still could see how many others it helped and even bought copies to give to friends who quit. So I decided to go to an Easyway talk instead, more expensive but with a full money back guarantee, I was a little sceptical and when I walked out I thought 'I'm just going to end up buying a pack of smokes on the way home'...I didn't. I've not smoked for 11 years, I've never had withdrawal or any cravings either.
Easyway has a 90% success rate, no willpower needed. I highly recommend just checking out the book, hell just look at the book reviews!
Yeah, no offense, but that would be a deal breaker for me as well, whether you intend to quit or not.
Also, pardon the unsolicited advice, but I was a heavy smoker for 12 years--the kind of person that everyone thought would never quit and I quit with ease with the help of this book and I haven't touched or even wanted a cigarette for 12 years now: https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking/dp/0615482155/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=how+to+stop+smoking&qid=1557176223&s=gateway&sr=8-3 There's not better time to quit than now. Smoking really is going to be a deal breaker for a lot of guys, sorry to be blunt.
On a serious note - if you haven't successfully quit yet, read Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking (start by reading the reviews), and instead of thinking "this project would go great with a smoke," you'll be thinking "fuck yeah, I tackled this project and didn't need a cigarette to enjoy it." I read it and quit cold turkey the day after without much struggle about 5 months ago, just a friendly tip.
Read a book! It might sound crazy, but after that i completly lost my cravings for cigs. The Book title is: The easy way to stop smoking.
The book teaches a mental tool to resist food cravings and accept that some hunger pangs are ok. I agree, the cover's "as seen on tv" but the material works for me. It doesn't even reccomend a meal plan.
r/quitsmoking loves Allen Carr's book, it may too be junk science but it also attacks your relationship with nicotine and gives you a few mental tools to quit.
I have never smoked (and therefore this advice is potentially extremely annoying, sorry) but I have heard several youtubers say that they read this book and basically quit cold turkey afterwards. https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking/dp/0615482155
Here is a video where she mentions it, she says it took a couple tries but she's not the first person I've heard talk about it. It's an old book so I'm sure it's not spon con lol �� https://youtu.be/cC1iM7VjY0c
I read Allen Carr’s Easy way to quit smoking
5 years ago and haven’t looked back. Do yourself a favor and read this book!! Allen Carr’s easy way to quit smoking
I saved $20,000 in the last 5 years!!
Read Allen Carrs book - it's an easy read and it'll help you quit - there's no extra thing you have to do, nothing to write down, no exercises or other annoying stuff, no apps or numbers to look at. Just read the book, do as it says, which basically boils down to: read this book and don't quit before you reach the end of the book - which might sound weird but it works. There's no magic tricks or scary pictures, statistics and what not. Allen basically talks to you about smoking and you'll recognize yourself in his descriptions of a smoker, and you'll realise how stupid it all is, and you'll quit. It's as easy as that. Give it a shot, for the price of ~ two packs, there's really nothing to loose: https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Carrs-Easy-Stop-Smoking/dp/0615482155
It helped me. I bought this CD
I also bought this book
I still struggled but if I can do it, anybody can.
This is how I quit
Its Hell. Not gonna lie but if I can quit, anybody can.
Read The Easy Way to Stop Smoking .
Any big library would have this.
May I suggest "Easy Way To Stop Smoking " by Allen Carr.
This book changed my life. I stopped smoking after 35 years AND have no cravings whatsoever (cigarettes actually stink now!)
I send the guy a silent thank you every morning.
Firstly, acknowledge it's an addiction and only she can beat it.
Often talking about quitting can make addicts dig-in their heels, it's not conscious but the nature of addiction to preserve itself: anxiety over quitting means smoker reach for another cigarette - this was the whole basis for cigarette marketing in the 1980's! It's no good using scare-tactics to get smokers to quit, they know all the risks and they know first-hand what it's doing to their health because they feel the impact daily, they need support so they're empowered to quit.
I'm a strong advocate for Easyway - 90% success rate, and no willpower required.
I come from a family of addicts and I'm an ex-smoker - I smoked 20-30 per day for 11 years and hated smoking, I suffered multiple health problems, nothing I tried to quit worked (nicotine replacement from patches to inhalators including with a registered nurse supporting me, medication like Zyban, e-cigarettes, hypnosis, herbal cigarettes, cold-turkey, cutting down, and every tip including drinking orange juice while eating dark chocolate to put me off the taste of smoking or taking up crochet to keep my hands busy). I went to an Easyway clinic and I've not smoked for over a decade.
Get a copy of this book and just give it to her; no expectations and no pressure, let her read it in her own time.
Or you could mind your business.
You know he's an addict and this is what happens with addicts, making him feel guilty isn't going to magically cue him of his addiction - actually it' more likely to see him return to his old ways, that's how addiction works! You're a grown up so you should know this, and he's a grown-up who's responsible for his own choices. I always recommend people look into Easyway to give to loved ones, but that's all you can do.
If you smoke and want to quit there is a really good book called the easy way by Allen Carr. Just read the reviews if you’re not convinced.
The easy way to stop smoking - Allen Carr https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0615482155
I recommended this book to 2 people who recommended this to several more people and they all have completely quit smoking.
I quit smoking cold turkey (didn't wind up trying vaping until now).
Two things that helped me tremendously:
Once you break down the mental aspects of habit and your mental framework for why you consumed nicotine in the first place, quitting and breaking the habits becomes much easier.
Maybe not what you were asking for but my 2c, I think you should read this book - Easy Way to Stop Smoking
I smoked for about 20 years. A friend told me, "read the book, you'll think it's a POS, and that the guy is an ass, but you won't smoke again". He was right, 18 years and counting, without any cravings. I've suggested it to several others who've had the same experience. Nothing magical, it just reframes how you think about smoking.
The book is well known in the UK, less so here. About the author
Read this: Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Smoking https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0615482155
Really helps make it suck less. Rejoice that you have quit. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Buy this book NOW Allen Carr's Easy way to Stop Smoking
(TLDR at the bottom)
I had been smoking for 40 years. I liked my smokes. I enjoyed the time alone outside, it was relaxing. But I knew that I needed to quit. I checked out this subreddit, learned about Allen Carr's book, and bought it April 17th, 2017. I didn't set a quit date, and the book sat on my nightstand for months. I refused to put it away, because it reminded me every day and night that I should read it, and that I ~~wanted~~ needed to quit.
I finally got around to reading the first chapter. It blew my mind. I won't spoil the surprise here, but that first chapter lead me into the next and the next, then I put the book down for a few more months. One day, in early January, I "made it real" by deciding that I would no longer purchase cigarettes.
It's been an interesting 26 days. I know I'm a non-smoker now, but the cravings still come, and once or twice a day they really come strong, but thanks to the support in this forum, and my wife, I have made it this far.
TLDR: With Allen Carr's book, and a lot of support here, you CAN do it! We're all here for you.