I started reading Easy Way to Quit Smoking. I am only at the beginning and I find it interesting. How many of you have read this book?
SO happy you are reading it! I did - but not until four days into my quit when I found this site. I read it and credit it and Ex with success on my first and only attempt to quit - and it's been 6 1/2 years since I last smoked a cigarette!
Probably most of us on here have read it! It's very encouraging, and gives such practical information about nicotine addiction. I found it incredibly helpful and hope you will too.
Glad you are reading...I didn't read it...the more knowledge you obtain with this quit...the better you will be for it...Happy Monday ~ Colleen 91 DOF
I read it after I quit, I took it out of the local library and I found some things in it to be incredibly helpful...others, I did not quite relate to but it MIGHT have been because I had quit already. Some parts still resonate in my head...that's a GOOD thing.
It helped me SO much! I felt like I was being “unbrainwashed” in terms of thinking cigarettes were helping me somehow. They were not giving me anything! Glad you are reading the book. That plus this site will make all the difference!
Wonderful fast read, more adjectives....Love the book
Off topic. I'm also an Aussie mom
amiray39 ya? My daughter lives there/bittersweet.I reside in OH.
I knew I was going to misunderstand your name lol. I meant I am a mother of an autistic child. Sometimes kes we use the phrase "Aussie mom". I wondered if you meant Australia though. I live in Kansas.
I think there are more than one moms here with autistic kids...that's challenging. Good for you for coming here and for quitting smoking, it's a gift to you AND your child.
Not a problem. What an awesome mom you are.
I have read it. This book saves lives. You will learn that the bottom line is there is no reason to smoke.
P.S. I keep it on my iPad to this day (Kindle app) in case I need a reinforcement. I'll never be without it.
I have and it helped tremendously!!! Please finish it, it'll get you ready for your quit day!
I also read it after I quit. I found much of interesting, but still don't believe the premise that it's easy. He has books on every addiction being easy to quit. The thing that stuck with me the most, was that as soon as we finish a cigarette we're going into withdrawal. So we're led to believe the cigarette helped with the stress, sadness, happiness, etc. That understanding helped me a lot.
You are exactly right. His philosophy of there being no reason to smoke hit me and all the details it takes to make that simple statement. He spelled it out over and over again that the reason I was lighting up was due to withdrawal from the last one. He also reminded me that I was a nonsmoker approximately 8 hours a day when I was sleeping. Little things popped out at me that I already knew, but reading them made a bit of difference for me. Like I said, I always have a copy on my Kindle app on my phone and iPad. It's like I don't want to be without it.
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