Tips to Win At Quitting Smoking, Finding the Missing Piece in your Plan to Stop Smoking and Stay Quit
Are you thinking about quitting but the fear of having to give up your best friend-your cigarettes is a frightening thought? Then you must read this book. It walks you through a step by step logical process which takes your hand and guides you each step of the way from being someone controlled by their cigarettes to a life of freedom. More
No one quits unless they want to, but so often it’s a love/hate relationship with cigarettes. In Step One, learn how to make becoming smoke-free more important than continuing to smoke and reframe your reasons to get maximum motivation. You will also learn the many different ways cigarettes have invaded your life, how nicotine has hijacked your survival instinct and how your fears are holding you back. Included is a simple way to release yourself from the fears keeping you tied to your cigarettes and how to break your ties to tobacco.
Step Two builds on what you learned about your personal relationship to tobacco and guides you to find out what methods will help you and what won’t work, before you quit. Tips are given to help you prepare physically, and mentally, how to change your behavior and manage your environment, and how to find the right kind of support and how to recognize and avoid saboteurs, including yourself.
Once you are ready, Step Three prepares you for the first few days and weeks after you stop smoking, telling you what to expect, and how to deal with any withdrawals symptoms.
The final Step Four is learning how to stay quit forever, describing the differences between a “slip” and a relapse and between short and long term relapses. How to deal with stress and not gain weight after you quit and the importance of making an ICE plan (in case of emergency).
No matter whether this is the first time you are quitting or you have tried so many times that you feel there is no hope, by working these four steps, you will be successful and will gain back your freedom from the nico-demon that has been controlling your life.
As a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, trained at the Mayo Clinic, the author is also a former smoker and cancer thrivor, who has been helping others quit for over 20 years. She has a Masters degree in Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine. She speaks nationally to health care providers on how to effectively motivate smokers to quit and to smokers an how to create a plan to be successful.