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“I couldn’t believe it when I found it so easy to quit smoking…”

November 2016

“I couldn’t believe it when I found it so easy to quit smoking…”

John Dicey, Worldwide CEO & Senior Facilitator, Allen Carr’s Easyway, interviews Evaldas Zvirblis, Allen Carr’s Easyway Lithuania

John: So Evaldas, how did you come to be a smoker?

Evaldas: Starting smoking for me was pure accident. I had no intention to start, or even to try it out. I guess I got curious. When my friend who was a smoker told me not to try it – it just seemed to make me a little more curious.

So anyway – one day it just seemed like an idea to try it. The taste was disgusting and the feeling it gave me was as if I was some kind of drug addict. I thought I could never get hooked though – it was all so awful.

So – the next day – guess what? I tried another. Each time I tried one – it didn’t seem to be as bad as the time before. And so my life as a smoker began.

John: So how many did you end up smoking each day? Did you make many attempts to quit?

Evaldas: I was always hungry for a cigarette. When I couldn’t afford to buy them I would beg them from friends. I would smoke 40 a day but most of the time I could only afford 20 each day.

I tried a few time to quit without any success at all.

I was hiding my smoking addiction from my parents – I was so ashamed. On the outside – to non-smoking friends I would put on an act about being proud to be a smoker – to not conform. But that was just a mask, a front.

John: So how did you hear about Allen Carr’s Easyway?

Evaldas: One day a colleague of mine told me that she had quit smoking. I couldn’t believe it – she was one of my smoking buddies. She said she had found it easy, simple, without any pain or suffering at all. She had read the quit smoking book by Allen Carr.

I started to read the book. It seemed too good to be true – but when I got to the page that said “carry on smoking until the end of the book” I thought – “Wow – I might as well give this a try”.

I couldn’t believe it when I found it so easy to quit smoking. I couldn’t wait to get into work and tell everyone. They couldn’t believe it either!

John: How did you come to join the organisation?

Evaldas: I emailed the London headquarters and asked if I could get involved and take the method to Lithuania. I just wanted to help the people in my country to get free.

It was tough to be selected ahead of other candidates – and the training was incredibly hard. To try and learn every aspect of Allen Carr’s Easyway method. It was tough. But it was really worth it. Saving lives every day is an incredible privilege.

I’m so proud to be part of Allen Carr’s Easyway to Quit Smoking worldwide team – what an amazing group of people we have all over the world. When we get together once a year – WOW – it is inspirational.

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