American Lung Association 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life

American Lung Association 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life


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American Lung Association 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life by Edwin B. Fisher

A proven plan for kicking the habit from the nation's leading lungorganization

"If you are one of the millions of smokers who needs help inbecoming a nonsmoker, the American Lung Association 7 Steps to aSmoke-Free Life can be a real life-saver." —from the Foreword byC. Everett Koop.

The American Lung Association's award-winning Freedom FromSmoking(r) program has helped hundreds of thousands of smokersquit. Now it can help you.

Without lectures, without gimmicks—and without compromise—thisstraightforward, sympathetic book carefully guides you through theseven steps that will lead to a longer, healthier life. You'llbegin by going directly to the source of your addiction:identifying what triggers your own smoking habit. Armed with thatknowledge, you'll prepare for quitting day and finally, firmly setyourself on the road to a life free of cigarettes forever.

With great Quick Quit Tips throughout, 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Lifeprovides the guidance and support you need to cope with cravings,manage stress, keep off extra weight, avoid setbacks, and, aboveall, stick with it. Let the nation's leading authorities help youkick the habit comfortably, safely—and permanently.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471247005
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/13/1998
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 815,661
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Since 1904 the AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION has been working to ensurethat all Americans breathe easier.

EDWIN B. FISHER Jr., Ph.D., a former smoker himself, is Professorof Psychology, Medicine, and Pediatrics and Director of theDivision of Health Behavior and Research at Washington UniversitySchool of Medicine.

TONI L. GOLDFARB is a professional health writer and researcher.

Table of Contents


Getting to the Root of It: Why Do You Smoke?

The Costs of Smoking—and the Benefits of Quitting.

A New Lifestyle: Overcoming Your Obstacles to Quitting.


Important Steps.

Step 1—Understand Your Habit and Your Addiction.

Step 2—Build Your Motivation to Quit.

Step 3—Develop Your Quitting Plan.

Step 4—Prepare for Your Quit Day.

Step 5—Quitting.

Step 6—Your First Two Nonsmoking Weeks.

Step 7—The First Six Months.


How to Cope with a Relapse—What to Do Now.

Keeping Frustration from Frustrating Your Plans to Quit.

A New Breath of Life.

Quit Smoking Resources.



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I tried to quit 5 times before buying this book. Reading this book really gave me insight to my addiction and helped me to finally break the nasty habit. This book is very interesting and also has wonderful tips. I could not have quit without the use of this book.