How Are You Geoff Spice, Castaway Smoker?

Geoff Spice Quits Smoking on Sgarabhaigh Island

If you recall, last year a 56 year old man named Geoff Spice quarantined himself on a remote island off the coast of Scotland in a last ditch attempt to quit smoking cigarettes. (see Quit Smoking News) He had smoked for 43 years, 1 1/2 packs per day. His intent was to stay on the island for 1 month. Although he stayed 3 1/2 weeks, it appeared at the time that he had, indeed, quit smoking.

We thought you’d enjoy reading a comment from one of our readers regarding Geoff’s adventure:

“I need to get onto that Island but I would be afraid to be all alone. Could this be something you could do as a business? Set something up. The cold turkey island!
Before I read about [Geoff Spice] going to the Island I had often thought about the same thing! We as smokers just know what it would take to stop – most of us anyway.
Sometimes we just know what we need to succeed. I am absolutely delighted that [Geoff] managed to stop smoking. I read when you were going and contacted the Herald to say to you to take the Allen Carr book for inspiration. I don’t know if they ever did. I know that [Geoff] succeeded but have you written about it at all? If you have then I would love to read it.”

– Veronica L.

So, Mr Spice, if you’re reading this, send us a note by clicking on the “comments” link beneath this article and let us know how you’re doing one year after your great adventure. And, if you do write a book, perhaps you’d consider sending along an advance copy for us to review on this website. We’d be happy to promote it if it means equipping more people with the strength, fortitude and courage to quit smoking.

Share This Post