I am 39 years old and have smoked since I was 12. It is true that when you quit smoking, it's never on your first try. Rather, it's usually on your 5th or 6th or even more. For me, it was on my umpteenth try (I quit counting) and I've been smoke-free and not missing it in the slightest for 6 months now. The only "side effect" I still experience is the occasional dream where I'm smoking and I swear I think I actually wake up sometimes because I'm holding my breath, holding in that smoke to get that perfect "high" before exhaling. I had about 3 days of withdrawal and ill moods during my successful quit and highly recommend quiting to anyone who's ever thought about it. I mean it with everything in me when I say "if I can do you, ANYONE can do it". Just don't go out and spend money on "The Easy Way To Stop Smoking" thinking that this is going to finally be the one miracle that takes away the demon of smoking that has literally choked you to near death for so long, because it is not the knight in shining armour that is going to rescue you. I was given "The Easy Way To Stop Smoking" by a well-meaning friend who had read the book and successfully quit smoking. I was also recommended to read the book by several other people. I hesitantly took the book thinking, "A book is not the thing that is going to get rid of this addiction in my life" but none the less willing to try anything at that point because at 39, I'd seen too many people I love die from the murdering cancer that we can't seem to find a cure for. It took me a while to get into the book and I honestly had to reread several parts of it after putting it down for a while and then eventually picking it back up when my friend would ask how the attempt to quit was going and asking "isn't that a great book?" While I have heard of others who have used "The Easy Way To Stop Smoking" book successfully, I guess it's all in how your mind works relating to smoking and how you psychologically take the advice of others. What I got out of "The Easy Way To Stop Smoking" was that I was stupid for ever beginning to smoke and stupid for continuing to smoke and what in the world was wrong with me that I couldn't simply put down the cigarettes and never pick them up again. I felt like it was a lot of reverse psychology which doesn't work on me at all. When I was reading the book, I was told by those who recommended it to me to "give it time". I was told to "read it with an open mind and you'll see how easy it really is." I know one person who read the book and never picked up another cigarette. I know of many others who have read the book, marked "good points" in the book, reread the book, meditated over the book, and are still miserable and smoking, even though they will still insist that "the book really works!" I really felt that the author simply wrote a book to make money, not in an honest effort to get people to stop smoking. I have used other programs for smoke cessation (Welbutrin, Chantix, hypnosis, cold-turkey and reading the "Idiot's Guide To Quiting Smoking" among many other published "quit smoking" publications available in print both for sale and for free through various organizations such as The American Cancer Association, etc.) I have also joined several support groups in the hopes that would help, but honestly the best thing I ever found was my faith in God and the "Idiot's Guide To Quiting Smoking".