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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#151;more than four hundred thousand of whom have already quit using this method#151;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.
Library Journal Review
Veteran health writer Schlosberg (The Ultimate Workout Log; Weight Training for Dummies) and the 200 highly trained "quit coaches" from Alere Wellbeing, a Seattle-based company that helps smokers beat their nicotine habits, have put together a successful plan that makes cutting smoking out of one's life achievable for all smokers. The authors use a multitude of case studies, focusing primarily on how readers can prepare to quit, fight urges, and control their environment. The strategies include "mini-quits" (or going without cigarettes for short periods of time), nicotine replacement medications, and self-talk. Endorsed by the American Cancer Society, this book gives readers a full range of options. VERDICT A straightforward guide for those looking for some help with smoking cessation. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.