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Life After Cigarettes: Why Women Smoke and How to Quit, Look Great, and Manage Your Weight
     

Life After Cigarettes: Why Women Smoke and How to Quit, Look Great, and Manage Your Weight

by Cynthia S. Pomerleau
 

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You can live –and live well– without cigarettes

You want to do it. You know you should do it. But especially if you’re a woman, you also know how hard quitting cigarettes can be. If you’ve tried to quit before and experienced weight gain, sadness, or other distressing symptoms, you may have decided to quit quitting.

Or maybe you’re

Overview

You can live –and live well– without cigarettes

You want to do it. You know you should do it. But especially if you’re a woman, you also know how hard quitting cigarettes can be. If you’ve tried to quit before and experienced weight gain, sadness, or other distressing symptoms, you may have decided to quit quitting.

Or maybe you’re already a former smoker, but you’re not quite satisfied with the way you look and feel. You wish you could somehow go back and get it right.

After two decades of research with women smokers and former smokers, Dr. Cynthia S. Pomerleau knows about the unique, multilayered nature of women’s relationship to cigarettes. Here, with real world understanding and comprehensive knowledge of current scientific findings, she offers the insights, tools and hope you’ll need to make that crucial transition.

Pomerleau wants every woman who smokes to become –and remain– a nonsmoker who feels good and looks great, but she also knows that one-size-fits-all prescriptions, scare tactics and “Just stop!” lectures don’t work for most women. Instead, she empowers you to
manage your weight and mood without cigarettes
replace the comfort of cigarettes with true self-care
create your own personal quitting style
look better and feel more confident than ever before

You’ll also find stories of other women who’ve been there, tips for handling partner and family relationships as you change, and information on how medications can help you reach your goal. Pomerleau proves that there is life after cigarettes –and that you can live it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897935258
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 4.70(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia S. Pomerleau, Ph.D., worked in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry from 1985 to 2009 as a research professor and as director of the Nicotine Research Laboratory, where much of her research focused on the impact of smoking on women (e.g., menstrual cycle effects, postcessation weight gain, depression). She is the author of more than a hundred articles and book chapters on smoking and a contributor to the 2001 Surgeon General’s Report on Women and Smoking. Prior to training in psychology and neuroscience, she had a varied career characterized by a long-standing interest in women's issues. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on autobiographies of English women in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently directed an Oral History Project on Women Physicians at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She lives in Ann Arbor and Empire, Michigan, with her husband and collaborator, Ovide Pomerleau.

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