Last Puff: Ex-Smokers Share the Secrets of their Success

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"A valuable little book with something for everyone. Everyone, that is, with an interest in quitting smoking.”—Robert H. Williams, Washington Post

30 former smokers provide inspiration, hope & helpful hints for smokers who have repeatedly tried to quit.

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"A valuable little book with something for everyone. Everyone, that is, with an interest in quitting smoking.”—Robert H. Williams, Washington Post

30 former smokers provide inspiration, hope & helpful hints for smokers who have repeatedly tried to quit.

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Editorial Reviews

Jane Brody - New York Times
“In a fascinating and inspiring book, [the authors] give 30 former smokers a chance to share the secrets of their success. The stories can be a source of inspiration, hope, and helpful hits for smokers who have, like the storytellers, made repeated failed attempts to quit.”
Joseph A. Califano
“If you've ever tried to quit smoking and failed, and you want to make your next puff your last one, read this book and you'll find out how to do it. These are the real life stories of a host of individuals who have made it.”
Library Journal
Thirty-two not very inspiring stories from people who have quit smoking are collected in this volume by Farquhar medicine, Stanford and Spiller, a nutrition researcher at University of California, Berkeley. Tobacco heir Patrick Reynolds and actress Celeste Holm's experiences are included, with those of 30 other people of all ages and occupations. Better choices are Steve Allen's Passionate Nonsmoker's Bill of Rights LJ 9/15/89 and Robert S. Sobel's Quit for Life LJ 12/88.-- Robert Schmid, L.R.C., Univ. of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical Sch., North Chicago
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393308037
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1991
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 526,844
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

John W. Farquhar, a cardiologist, is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Wellness Center in Palo Alto, California.

Gene A. Spiller is the founder and director of the Sphera Foundation in Los Altos, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2003

    Definetly a book to read if you want to quit!

    This book was a great tool I used when I decided to quit smoking, after having been a smoker for 25 years. When I started reading the book, I was smoking 1 1/2 packs a day. By the time I got half way through the book, I was down to 2 ciggarettes a day. Then I quit. I was able to relate to alot of the people interviewed in this book. They were ordinary smokers like myself. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to quit.

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