Quit Smoking Books
By Dr Gabriel Symonds
Stop Smoking with the Symonds Method
This latest book contains the distillation of a medical doctor’s twenty years’ experience of successfully treating hundreds of smokers in face-to-face sessions. It's now available as an e-book and in paperback.
Unlike other quit-smoking books and internet sites, the unique Symonds Method is simple and quick to learn.
- Do not choose a ‘quit date’ — this is setting yourself up for failure
- Do not worry about smoking ‘triggers’ — just carry on with your life except for smoking
- Forget ‘cravings’ (whatever these are)
Instead, learn why you really smoke. Understand it — and get that Nicotine Monkey off your back for good.
For less than the cost of one week's worth of nicotine patches, you can learn how to stop smoking easily and permanently. Without nicotine, drugs, hypnosis, scare-tactics, or gimmicks.
Unsolicited review on Amazon.com 5.0 out of 5 stars.
James A. Gee 28 October 2018. Verified purchase.
You need to be ready to quit, that's really part one to the whole process. I have not smoked another cigarette since I read the last page of the e-book and it's been six weeks and I'm still going strong. I recommend writing yourself some notes to look at when you start having some issues; I was concerned I couldn't bookmark what I needed to look at quick enough. Everything this short book says is true, and IT WORKED FOR ME -- smoked a pack a day for 25 years and I QUIT. It's amazing.
Smoking is a Psychological Problem
In spite of knowing the risks, why do smokers keep smoking? They feel compelled to do it because of mild anxiety and nervousness - produced by the smoking itself. The long lists of awful withdrawal symptoms trotted out by orthodox smoking-cessation counsellors are largely untrue; most smokers when they quit do not experience such symptoms – unless they think they will! Understanding this is the key to successful quitting.
In this ground-breaking book Dr Symonds exposes how the current approach of governments to the smoking problem is wrong-headed. It's based on the idea that the way to reduce smoking prevalence is by so-called tobacco control – strong health warnings and horrible pictures on cigarette packs, restrictions on where you're allowed to smoke, increased cigarette taxes, etc. Though this has some effect, it doesn't get to the heart of the problem. Tobacco doesn't need to be controlled; it needs to be abolished.
Stop Smoking: Real Help at Last
Most smoking cessation methods emphasise how difficult it is to stop, list the awful withdrawal symptoms you are likely to suffer and warn you of the risks of cancer and heart disease. They then usually recommend the hindrance of nicotine replacement therapy (really nicotine maintenance) or drugs. You’re defeated before you start.
In contrast, based on a doctor’s actual experience of successfully treating hundreds of smokers, this book shows it’s easy to stop if you know how. You will find out why you really smoke, and once you understand that, you won’t want to do it anymore! It’s explained why nicotine products or drugs should not be used, there are no horrible pictures and willpower is not required.
An instructive and amusing book...
This [Stop Smoking: Real Help at Last] is an instructive and amusing book which shows a good deal of sympathy to smokers. The coverage is comprehensive and includes amusingly satirical views on electronic cigarettes, the tobacco companies and doctors. A certain celebrity smoker appears in a particularly well-written chapter appropriately called ‘The Tragedy of Smoking’. Above all, it is Dr Symonds’s account of his personal experience in treating smokers which for me gives this book its special appeal and resonance.
Dr V Harding // Review on Amazon.co.uk
A "no holds barred approach...
This [Stop Smoking: Real Help at Last] is an entertaining, instructive and effective book. With a "no holds barred" approach, it exposes the failure and hypocrisy of government in colluding to the continuing manufacture and sale of cigarettes (and other tobacco products), the laughable evasion and outright deception from "Big Tobacco". It amuses with anecdotes describing the committed smoking behaviour of some celebrities.
Richard W Illingworth // Former smoker