Am about ready to rearrange all these articles into various categories and strategies , but in the meantime– help yourself to the smorgisbord!

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“I probably won’t quit until the day I die,” one old Marine guy grunted during one of our classes. We were talking about setting quit dates. The old guy had tried to quit a “hundred times,” he said, and was …

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One of the quirky challenges of helping people get free of the smoking habit is the intense privacy of this habit.  On occasion, at social gatherings, I’ve experienced a smoker’s immediate withdrawal and defensiveness if I’m introduced as a stop …

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In the “quitting season,” it’s useful to recognize that the mental and emotional energy for quitting–indeed, even interest in quitting–comes and goes, waxes and wanes. One day you’ll be very excited, passionate, determined to get the job done, to be …

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How to Quit Smoking: The Basic Physics 101

     If you are addicted to smoking you have what might be called a “charge,” like an electrical energy charge, infusing and surrounding your smoking identity. As with any electrical charge, the” smoking identity charge” maintains its presence through …

 

One Minute Quite Smoking

       A recent essay in The New York Times told about a fellow’s journey to freedom from a two-pack a day smoking habit. His friend had told him about a stop smoking program where he learned to “count …

 

How to Short Circuit the Smoking Habit

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      When we want to quit smoking, at root we’re hoping for a little more “well-being.” This is natural. This same hope for well-being rises up in all other areas of our lives.    Some of us want to …

 

How to Stop Smoking in 15 Easy Years

  Yay, it’s here!   After threatening to write this book for many decades, How to Stop Smoking in 15 Easy Years— A Slacker’s Guide to Final Quitting arrived on my doorstep this week. Twenty copies!   I’m tickled with this book. In …

 

How to Quit Smoking: Three Secrets from a Stop Smoking Coach

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    Here’s secret number one: How you quit smoking doesn’t make a lot of difference and actually isn’t that important.     Most smokers want to believe that there must be some specific, particular official way to quit, but …

 

The Easiest Way to Quit Smoking

Okay folks, I’ve been away for a while— doing my day job (as a stop smoking coach!) I’m happy to report that I’ve recently cut back my hours there so I can spend more time here. Look for more regular, …

 

Addiction and Non-Duality: How and Why to Space Out

Here’s Why to Space Out: • Addiction is always an addiction of attention. • Freedom is a freedom of attention. • Attention is love. • Attention in its natural state is space-like. (Unbounded love.) • Attention short-circuited, is planet like. …

 

The Secret for Freedom from Cravings

Is it possible that the Ahh of that first puff might be a Portal to Freedom? Let’s say you’ve been wanting to quit, and you’ve actually been doing pretty good. But now, doggone it, the craving is so strong that …