Quit Smoking for Life: A Simple, Proven 5-Step Plan

Quit Smoking for Life: A Simple, Proven 5-Step Plan

by Suzanne Schlosberg


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Based on the techniques used in the nation's leading evidence-based tobacco cessation program, Quit Smoking for Life leads readers through a simple, proven method to quit smoking and remain tobacco-free for life. It's full of engaging real stories from ex-smokers—more than four hundred thousand of whom have already quit using this method—and experienced coaches. The book includes a pull-out quitting plan and workbook and is endorsed by the American Cancer Society.

Suzanne Schlosberg is one of the country's top writers about health, nutrition, and parenting. She is the author or co-author of ten books, including The Ultimate Workout Log, Weight Training for Dummies, and Fitness for Dummies. A former senior editor at Shape, Suzanne has also written regularly for Health, Parenting, Cooking Light, Weight Watchers, Real Simple, Brides, and numerous other magazines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938849176
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Schlosberg has long been one of the country’s top health and nutrition writers and has recently brought her talents and expertise to the parenting arena. Suzanne is the author or co-author of ten books, including two 2009 titles: The Ultimate Diet Log (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January) and The Essential Breastfeeding Log: A Feedings Tracker, Baby Sleep Record and Weight-Loss Diary for Nursing Moms (Ballantine, March). Suzanne’s three top-selling books, all currently in third editions, are The Ultimate Workout Log (Houghton Mifflin, 1993, 1998, 2005; 400,000+ in sales), Weight Training for Dummies (Wiley, 2000, 2003, 2006; 200,000+ in sales), and Fitness for Dummies (Wiley, 1999, 2002, 2005; 200,000+ in sales).

A former senior editor at Shape, Suzanne served as the magazine’s Weight Loss Q&A columnist for 12 years. In addition, Suzanne’s nutrition, health and fitness articles have appeared in Health, Cooking Light, Weight Watchers, Real Simple, Brides and numerous other magazines. These days, Suzanne writes frequently for Parents, Parenting, and Fit Pregnancy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part I Before You Quit 15

Chapter 1 Why Quitting Can Be So Hard 17

Chapter 2 Overcoming Your Fears About Quitting 29

Chapter 3 Deciding to Quit 43

Chapter 4 Shifting from I Have to Quit to I Get to Quit 59

Chapter 5 Preparing to Quit 75

Part II Quitting in Five Steps 91

Chapter 6 Setting Your Quit Date 93

Chapter 7 Choosing a Medication 101

Chapter 8 Overcoming Your Urges to Smoke 123

Chapter 9 Controlling Your Environment 141

Chapter 10 Enlisting Support from Family, Friends & Coworkers 155

Part III You've Quit - Now What? 169

Chapter 11 Coping With Stress 171

Chapter 12 Managing Weight Concerns 181

Chapter 13 Staying Tobacco-free 203

Chapter 14 Sharing Your Story 215

Acknowledgements 217

Index 219

Workbook: Your Quitting Roadmap

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