Stopping smoking is really hard for some people. Smoking is said to be one of the hardest things to give up once you have started.
The more you understand your addiction the better. This book takes you through all stages from understanding your addiction to deciding why it is best to stop, the benefits you can expect, medications to help, some thoughts on addictive thinking and some traps and triggers along the way and how to avoid them.
Stop Smoking: The Essential Guide also outlines alternative choices to help with symptoms including such holistic remedies as herbal remedies, acupuncture, hypnotism, coping with stress and weight gain and even how relatives and friends can help support you.
It has been said that knowledge is power and this book aims to give you the knowledge to make the changes you need to be able to say ‘No’!
Defining Tobacco Addiction
Medications and Reducing Physical Withdrawal Symptoms
Planning Your Stop Smoking Day
The First Few Days and Weeks
Stopping Smoking and Managing Weight
How do I Stop Smoking and Handle
How to Support a Loved One
Simon Daubney has worked as a specialist nurse adviser for a NHS Stop Smoking service for over 6 years, and has been involved with smoking cessation for a number more. A qualified nurse, he has experience in creating a training course designed to train others in the Stop Smoking service he delivers.
He has witnessed the benefits in patients who've stopped smoking and those whose lives have not just been lengthened, but also enhanced through delaying further damage brought about by nicotine addiction.
As a previous 30-a-day smoker himself, Simon can empathise with people wanting to quit, and understand how difficult the stopping smoking process can be.