I would say that The Easy Way to Stop Smoking is very effective. Truth be told, I was skeptical when I started reading the book, but once I began to understand the content, I felt that the book was becoming assertive. The book works by slowly demolishing all the excuses that a smoker can think off to continue smoking. One can say, you become brainwashed into quitting cigarettes after reading this book.
Was the book successful in making me quit cigs and remain that way? Well, let me tell you a small story. I was invited to a bachelor’s party of a colleague where I was tempted with Marlboro Flavor cigarettes that had a rich flavor. They tried the whole night, but could not make me take one fag. I came pretty close, but finally, my conscience got better of me and I was able to resist the temptations.
Still wondering how was a book able to make me stop smoking. Well for starters, the book makes you feel less depraved about not doing something. It makes you feel glad that you are finally free from the habit. It also teaches you how to become assertive and how to say NO and stick with it.
Even if you fail, you can still learn about the physical symptoms of smoking as well as develop a healthier conscience which would enable you to stop smoking in the long run.
That said, I was put off by the way the book was written. Some of the things were getting repeated which made me feel bored by the time I finished the book.