One thousand Americans die each day from the effects of smoking. There are 45 to 50 million nicotine addicts in the United States alone, and most would like to quit. If you are one of them, this book is your guide. Based on the American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking program, it acknowledges that each smoker is different and requires different strategies. You identify the places, times, moods, and conditions that trigger your need to smoke. Then you learn many techniques that you can choose from and adapt to fit your personal needs, lifestyle, and smoking habit. 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life
leads you through this process: 1. Understand Your Habit and Addiction.
2. Build Your Motivation to Quit.
3. Develop Your Quitting Plan.
4. Prepare for Your Quit Day.
6. Fighting Temptations--the First Two Weeks.
7. Staying Focused--the First Six Months.
The book is organized interactively, presenting information that will help you understand your habit and break it, worksheets, and checklists that you fill out to personalize your plan, and frequent "quick quit tips" of suggestions and motivation. Even if you've tried unsuccessfully to quit before, this book will prove full of useful tips to help you become an ex-smoker. --Joan Price
From Library Journal
Secondhand smoke has been proven statistically to cause asthma and allergies in children whose parents smoke. Incorporating the American Lung Association's seven-step Freedom from Smoking program, this practical, positive guide will help parents quit their habit. (LJ 6/1/98)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
A proven plan for kicking the habit from the nation's leading organization. Based on the American Lung Association's award-winning "Freedom From Smoking" program, 7 Steps to a Smoke Free Life guides smokers through a process that has earned awards and praise as the "gold standard" for smoking cessation. After helping smokers better understand the source of their addiction and the enormous consequences, the book eases them through seven steps, from finding the reasons for smoking and identifying personal triggers to smoking to preparation for quitting day and finally to keeping away from cigarettes forever.
From the Back Cover
A proven plan for kicking the habit from the nation's leading lung organization
"If you are one of the millions of smokers who needs help in becoming a nonsmoker, the American Lung Association 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life can be a real life-saver." —from the Foreword by C. Everett Koop.
The American Lung Association's award-winning Freedom From Smoking(r) program has helped hundreds of thousands of smokers quit. Now it can help you.
Without lectures, without gimmicks—and without compromise—this straightforward, sympathetic book carefully guides you through the seven steps that will lead to a longer, healthier life. You'll begin by going directly to the source of your addiction: identifying what triggers your own smoking habit. Armed with that knowledge, you'll prepare for quitting day and finally, firmly set yourself on the road to a life free of cigarettes forever.
With great Quick Quit Tips throughout, 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life provides the guidance and support you need to cope with cravings, manage stress, keep off extra weight, avoid setbacks, and, above all, stick with it. Let the nation's leading authorities help you kick the habit comfortably, safely—and permanently.
About the Author
Since 1904 the AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION has been working to ensure that all Americans breathe easier.
EDWIN B. FISHER Jr., Ph.D., a former smoker himself, is Professor of Psychology, Medicine, and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Health Behavior and Research at Washington University School of Medicine.
TONI L. GOLDFARB is a professional health writer and researcher.
Is anybody out there still smoking? Apparently so, though their numbers are shrinking. The active ingredients in this comprehensive program are blunt information about the chemistry of nicotine addiction, reminders about the vulgarity of smoking (the awful smell, the yellow finger stains), and great insights about the psychology of chemical addiction. With this groundwork laid, the suggestions are intuitive and easy to follow. Even better, they're offered by a really interesting narrator whose reading is warm but with a determined sort of bite. An exceptionally well integrated and effective learning tool. T.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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