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Do you have this problem?

Almost everything most people believe about smoking is wrong

Learn why you really smoke and why quitting seems to hard

Then it will be easy

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If you’re a smoker, please answer this question:

     Do you want to stop smoking?

The answer, very likely, is ‘Yes’.

You want to stop for the obvious reasons: health concerns, waste of money, etc.

Now please answer this question – honestly:

     Do you really want to stop smoking?

Your answer, probably, is ‘No’ or ‘Not yet’.

This is because, however much you may think you want to stop, the idea of never smoking again for many smokers is almost intolerable. You have a fear of not smoking greater than the fear of continuing to smoke that’s drummed into you by the horrible pictures and health warnings on cigarette packs and elsewhere.

There’s also a reason for this illogical situation. But if you understand it – very simple! – then​ I promise you quitting will be easy.

Dr. Gabriel Symonds

Dr Gabriel Symonds

But even that prospect can be an obstacle to quitting. One of my patients put it like this:

"Thank you very much for the offer, Dr Symonds, but I’m not going to come for your stop-smoking session because I’m afraid that if I did, I would succeed." (!)

Nonetheless, nearly all other quit-smoking methods overlook this fear or try to help you deal with it through common sense and logic.

If these worked, no one would smoke.


Conventional Ways to Quit Smoking

These emphasise potential difficulties, are inherently discouraging and have only a 16% to 20% success rate.

They usually comprise the following complicated and time-consuming steps:

  • Set a quit date, have a plan how you will deal with the dreadful ‘cravings’ (whatever these are) that you will suffer and work out how to avoid ‘triggers’ to smoke.
  • If a craving comes on, try deep breathing, drinking a glass of water or somehow distract yourself.
  • See your doctor or pharmacist to get nicotine patches or chewing gum to treat your nicotine addiction. Or try prescription drugs. Or nicotine products and prescription drugs.
  • E-cigarettes: don’t be misled about these as a way of stopping smoking. They're merely an alternative way of continuing your nicotine addiction, probably indefinitely. Are they safe? Only time will tell. Even if they're much safer than smoking, do you really want to be addicted to nicotine for years on end?

You’re almost defeated before you start.

Why should you have to do this to yourself?

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There has to be a better way!

As a practising doctor I have successfully helped hundreds of smokers to quit with a simple unique method I have developed over twenty years.

I do NOT use

  • Nicotine patches or gum
  • E-cigarettes
  • Prescription drugs
  • Twelve-steps or group therapy
  • Hypnosis or acupuncture
  • Supplements, magnets in your ears, laser treatment or other gimmicks
  • Horrible pictures and scare tactics
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy, going on a ‘quitting journey’ or similar complicated regimens

Instead, I can help you to demonstrate to yourself

  • Why you really smoke
  • Why quitting seems so hard

It will then become clear that the reason so many people have difficulty in quitting is largely due to misinformation and mistaken beliefs about smoking.

After a discussion and teaching in a helpful, non-judgemental atmosphere, you will find there's no difficulty in stopping something you don't want to do anymore!

With this understanding and the right kind of support, it's easy to quit smoking straight away.


Two Ways to Learn How to Quit

Books

Dr Symonds has written three books on smoking. The latest one, 'Quit Smoking with the Symonds Method', is due out soon. It’s intended for smokers who want to quit but find it too difficult on their own, or for those who’ve ‘tried everything’ but still find success eludes them.

‘Quit Smoking with the Symonds Method’ is a dedicated how-to-do-it e-book. It’s interactive and interesting to follow. Once you've worked your way through it you'll gain something you probably didn't have before: understanding. Then quitting will be easy. 

"Stop Smoking Real Help At Last" book by Gabriel Symonds
Stop Smoking With the Symonds Method Book

Learn more about Dr Symonds's unique method in his books

Private Sessions

Dr Symonds’s unique method is available via a private one-on-one video link.

The sessions are interactive and tailored to the situation and needs of the individual smoker – it’s not just a lecture. And there are no horrible pictures!

The time required is only 1½ to 2 hours. This is all it usually takes to gain the understanding you’ll need so you’ll never want to smoke again. But in the unlikely event of difficulty, free follow-up is provided – see FAQs on the 1/1 Session page.

Smoking Cessation Private Session with Gabriel Symonds

Smoking Quiz

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Smoking Myths

Is what you've heard the same as reality?


Blog Posts

Richard Illingworth, former smoker

The main takeaway... was understanding why I smoked.

The main takeaway from the Symonds method was understanding why I smoked. That knowledge helped me in all the situations in which I wanted to smoke.

Richard Illingworth  //  Former Smoker