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By Harry Alder, Karl Morris

Easy-to-read and useful, it is a confirmed, medical programme for preventing smoking completely. It is helping the reader to spot and alter his or her own smoking-related behavior. Designed to be learn via earlier than the reader tackles his or her personal smoking, it unearths the reality approximately actual dependancy and the proof approximately patches, gums and different withdrawal items and why they do not paintings. The authors percentage the new groundbreaking study at the most advantageous withdrawal equipment and the psychology of smoking.

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Physical addiction. According to the USA Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, nicotine is a very addictive drug. Some cigarette companies have themselves confirmed the addictive properties of nicotine. 2. The habits – invariably more than one – associated with smoking behaviour that tend to continue to operate automatically even when a person consciously desires to act otherwise. Although all addiction, and indeed behaviour, concerns the mind, we can call this second factor psychological addiction.

In practice most westerners overeat anyway, and dieting can actually prevent disease and extend life. The analogy with nicotine withdrawal is useful in several ways: . . Neither case involves serious physical pain. Both are affected by habits – we do them without thinking. In neither case are we robbed of our free will to act as we wish. We choose to eat and we choose to smoke. We need food but certainly not harmful drugs to survive. Even when hunger involves pain it is a welcome survival warning, as it prevents us from not eating and eventually dying.

What you do with your hands what you do after a meal what you do before a staff meeting what you do when receiving a telephone call from a particular person an image, a sound a time of the day, such as first thing in the morning and last thing before bed a place, such as a pub, restaurant, car or waiting room any familiar, innocuous aspect of a person’s life. 41 Don’t Stop Smoking Until You’ve Read This Book All sorts of stimuli like these can trigger habitual smoking behaviour. To be forewarned is to be forearmed, so start to consider these sorts of associations in your own life, and be ready to write them down.

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