Stop Smoking: Diary of a Quitter
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by Shane Ward
Category: Self Improvement
Description: This self-help book is a personal journey of the author's experience of quitting cigarettes after smoking for twenty-eight years. It will identify and guide you through the most common pitfalls of quitting as well as give weapons to beat the nicotine monster. And if that's not enough, there are some fun poems, songs and office graffiti thrown in to distract you while you quit.
eBook Publisher: SynergEbooks, 2007 SynergEbooks
eBookwise Release Date: June 2007
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [156 KB]
Reading time: 102-143 min.
Before I decided to quit smoking, I would have liked to have known about certain things. And because I stumbled across some of them after I started to quit, I thought it would be useful to tell you about some of these discoveries in advance.
In certain countries (the UK in particular) have cessation services, usually sourced through your doctor (GP) or pharmacist. You may be entitled to receive useful information about quitting, as well as free nicotine patches or gum and encouragement that you might not get elsewhere.
+ There are many forms of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Among these are: gum, patches, lozenges, inhaler and a product, 'bupropion' (commercially sold as 'Zyban') that is only available in certain countries.
+ A most useful information site called www.whyquit.com will tell you almost everything you wanted to know (and didn't want to know) about tobacco products, nicotine addiction and lots of other stuff that would put you off smoking for life.
+ A quit counter. This is a small computer programme that will count how many days you have quit, how many cigarettes not smoked, how much you have saved and how much additional life expectancy you have gained. whyquit.com has one but there are also other sites you can find easily by putting the words "quit counter" into a search engine.
+ There is a web site forum dedicated to people just like me. Click2quit is the forum I found and stayed with. You might decide to go to another forum and that's ok. When you really want to quit smoking there is no reason why you should not use every weapon at your disposal.
+ Self help books are available on smoking but not many and not always by people who have smoked themselves (and therefore know what they are talking about). Some people will swear by certain authors, particularly a well known book by a West London accountant named Allen Carr, who sadly died of lung cancer in 2006. Not everyone found his method worked for them. I was one of them, which is why I wrote this book for others like me. Now you can choose whichever works for you.
+ Knowing what to expect in advance would have been helpful at times. So if it is any guide to you this is how I rated the difficulty in quitting smoking...
Day 1--3 =10/10
Day 4--7 = 9/10
Day 8--21 = 8/10
Day 22--28 = 7/10
Day 28--42 = 6/10
Day 43--48 = 5/10
Day 49--50 = 8/10
Day 51--70 = 5/10
Day 71--100 = 4/10
Day 101--120 = 3/10
Day 121--150 = 2/10
Day 151--200 = 1/10
'Stop Smoking: Diary of a Quitter' is a self help guide that will take you on my personal journey with tips and useful thoughts to help you quit smoking. It will take you through each stage of your quit and, hopefully, give you some great weapons to ensure that once you quit--you stay quit.
Go on--give it a try ... and if you've already started your quit, stay strong and keep going.