Set yourself free from smoking. Strategy trumps willpower!
Personal stories paired with moving photographic portraits.
Empathetic, non-judgmental advice to stop smoking for good.
Have you tried to quit smoking, only to find yourself reaching for a cigarette again and again? Tired of feeling bad about your health and making promises to the ones that love you? Set a "learning" mindset and reframe these past quit attempts as trial runs. It's not your fault that you are a smoker. Nicotine is incredibly addictive, but you can beat it! Your amazing life as a non-smoker lies just around the corner.
This book provides the friendly, positive support you need on your quit smoking journey. Simply by reading this book, you'll take an extremely important step to stop smoking cigarettes and end nicotine addiction. Every person's journey is different, and yours is unique. The work that you're embarking on is shared by the 24 people interviewed for Learning to Quit. Join millions of ex-smokers around the world who have broken free from tobacco.
What's inside the newly expanded and updated second edition:
- Frank and honest interviews with ex-smokers
- Positive support to meet your quit smoking goals
- Customizable and proven quit smoking plan
- Strategies to survive your first week without cigarettes
- Overview of smoking cessation medicines and quit aids
- Information on vaping and eCig alternatives
- Advice on how to get through your quit smoking detox
- An easy explanation of how nicotine addiction takes control
- Tips for dealing with urges
- An extensive health information index
- How to talk to loved ones about your quit smoking plans
- Where to find a smoking support groups
- A brand-new mindset for managing relapse
- Moving portraits of ex-smokers by photographer John Harding
BONUS: You'll not only learn how to quit smoking; the medical section will equip you with vital health information. Learn how smoking effects your lungs, heart, brain, mood, weight and pregnancy. Explore different smoking cessation medication options. Feel inspired learning how quickly your health and quality of life will improve after you smoke your last cigarette. Learn more about the vaping controversy, plus vaping dangers and health risks.
Suzanne Harris, RN, NCTTP and Paul Brunetta, MD cofounded the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center and are both former smokers. They've offered assistance to over 1000 smokers seeking help. They specifically developed Learning to Quit share the action plan, knowledge and support you need to take control of your health.
This book is not just about becoming smoke-free, it's also about change; it's about radically changing your life by ending a huge relationship--your tobacco dependence.
This book includes access to an entire library of free resources, including quit plans, mindset exercises, nicotine dependence tests and more!
Suzanne Harris, RN is a former smoker and a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS). She started smoking cigarettes as a teenager and continued to smoke well into her nursing career. Despite working on a cancer ward and witnessing the terrible consequences of tobacco use - it took many attempts before she finally quit.
In 1984, Harris joined the staff at San Francisco General Hospital's Adult Outpatient Medical and Chest Clinics. For more than three decades, she has led regular smoking cessation and relapse prevention groups that have helped hundreds of patients become tobacco-free.
Smoking cessation experts, Suzanne Harris, RN, NCTTP and Paul Brunetta, MD teach smokers how to let go of cigarettes using positive motivation, modifying their smoking behavior, and practicing new habits before they reach their Quit Day.
PART ONE In their Own Voices
CHAPTER 1: What moves you to be a non-smoker?
CHAPTER 2: What do you like about smoking?
CHAPTER 3: What is your denial story?
CHAPTER 4: What keeps you tied to smoking?
CHAPTER 5: I'm already sick, so what's the difference if I smoke?
CHAPTER 6: Who besides yourself is affected by your smoking, and how would they benefit if you stopped?
CHAPTER 7: What is your power and how do you choose to use it?
CHAPTER 8: Who would you be without cigarettes
CHAPTER 9: Changing how we think and what we do: tips and skills to become a non-smoker
CHAPTER 10: Your time is now: gathering resources and successfully stopping smoking
PART TWO Information That Can Support Your Quit Plan
CHAPTER 11: Tobacco and Lung Disease
CHAPTER 12: Smoking and Cardiovascular Health
CHAPTER 13: Smoking and Cancer Risk
CHAPTER 14: Nicotine and Your Brain
CHAPTER 15: Medications and How They're Used in Smoking Cessation
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