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American Lung Association 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life

ISBN: 978-0-471-24700-5
240 pages
April 1998
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A proven plan for kicking the habit from the nation's leading lung organization

"If you are one of the millions of smokers who needs help in becoming a nonsmoker, the American Lung Association 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life can be a real life-saver." --from the Foreword by C. Everett Koop.

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

Without lectures, without gimmicks--and without compromise--this straightforward, sympathetic book carefully guides you through the seven steps that will lead to a longer, healthier life. You'll begin by going directly to the source of your addiction: identifying what triggers your own smoking habit. Armed with that knowledge, you'll prepare for quitting day and finally, firmly set yourself on the road to a life free of cigarettes forever.

With great Quick Quit Tips throughout, 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life provides the guidance and support you need to cope with cravings, manage stress, keep off extra weight, avoid setbacks, and, above all, stick with it. Let the nation's leading authorities help you kick the habit comfortably, safely--and permanently.
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CLEARING THE AIR: THE FACTS AND MYTHS ABOUT YOUR SMOKING HABIT.

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.

STEPS TO QUITTING SMOKING.

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.

PERFECTING THE NONSMOKING HABIT.

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.

Acknowledgments.

Index.
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Since 1904 the AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION has been working to ensure that all Americans breathe easier.

EDWIN B. FISHER Jr., Ph.D., a former smoker himself, is Professor of Psychology, Medicine, and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Health Behavior and Research at Washington University School of Medicine.

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