Quitting Smoking For Dummies

Quitting Smoking For Dummies

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The decision to quit smoking is far from a casual one. Quitting smoking involves your complete commitment; it must become your number-one priority. Mustering all the support you can get, you need to decide to turn up the flame on your survival instincts, your belief in a healthy future, and your will power and faith that you can and will quit. The sooner you stop smoking, the better your chances of avoiding some of the unwelcome consequences of smoking. You body and brain begin to recover almost immediately. Cigarette cravings aside, your body wants to stop smoking, and the moment you cut loose the smokes, your respiratory system begins to clear itself out. Here are just a few of the benefits you can reap from kicking the habit: A longer life with a lower risk of cancer and other deadly diseases No more sore throats, congested lungs, and persistent cough The ability to exercise and "get back into shape" Kissable breath and clothes that don't smell like you just came home from a bar Being able to really taste good food Pleasing your family and friends and no more being the outcast Like all smokers, you've probably tried to quit a half dozen times, only to relapse. Perhaps you'd given up all hope of being able to quit, but now you're getting pressure from others, such as family members, to end your smoking career completely. But how do you take those first steps? And how do you follow through with your commitment to quit smoking? Quitting Smoking For Dummies can help. Quitting Smoking For Dummies takes a total approach to help you quit smoking - short of yanking the cigarettes from your hands. It gives you the cold, hard truth about why you're addicted and how smoking harms your body - and it helps you develop a plan for finally quitting. Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find covered: Understanding the various forms of tobacco - and their effects Figuring out why you're addicted Analyzing the health risks of smoking Developing a strategy to quit smoking Exploring nicotine replacement therapies Staying clean: Avoiding the relapse Getting help from support groups and programs Special considerations for pregnancy and teen smoking So, the question to ask yourself is, "Why wait to quit?" You're going to have to eventually; why not start now? With Quitting Smoking For Dummies, you can start your recovery today, and look forward to a long and healthy life.show more

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  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • United States
  • 1st edition
  • 9780764556500

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Taking Stock: Your Decision to Quit. Chapter 1: Calling It Quits. Chapter 2: Filtering Out the Many Forms of Tobacco. Chapter 3: Knowing Why You Get Addicted. Chapter 4: Figuring Out Why You Smoke. Chapter 5: Evaluating the Health Risks of Smoking. Chapter 6: Adding Up the Damage. Part II: Packing It In: Taking the Leap. Chapter 7: Breaking a Bad Habit. Chapter 8: Taking Your First Steps. Chapter 9: Using Nicotine Replacement Therapies. Chapter 10: Trying Alternative Methods for Quitting Smoking. Part III: Sticking with Quitting. Chapter 11: Fighting on All Fronts. Chapter 12: Staying Clean. Chapter 13: Getting Help from Support Groups and Programs. Chapter 14: Self-Medicating Mood Swings. Chapter 15: Getting the Skinny on Weight Gain and Healthy Living. Part IV: Looking at Special Groups. Chapter 16: Focusing on Smoking, Fertility, and Pregnancy. Chapter 17: Smoking and Teens. Chapter 18: Helping Someone You Care About Quit. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Signs That You're Ready to Quit. Chapter 20: Ten Rationalizations That Keep You Hooked. Chapter 21: Ten Great Smoking Substitutes. Chapter 22: Ten Things You Can Do with the Money You Save. Index.show more

About David Brizer

David Brizer, MD, has been treating and writing about smoking and other addictive disorders for 20 years. His published works include Addiction & Recovery for Beginners and Psychiatry for Beginners.show more

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."..practical advice written in plain English..." ("Men's Fitness", Jan 04) David Brizer, MD, has been treating and writing about smoking and other addictive disorders for 20 years. His published works include Addiction & Recovery for Beginners and Psychiatry for Beginners. ..".practical advice written in plain English..." (Men's Fitness, Jan 04)show more

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